Tag Archives: marijuana

Daily Brief: King’s small-biz Obamacare fix; LePage’s opposition to Narcan

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Good Wednesday morning.  Gov. Paul LePage prepares today for his first Town Hall meeting in Westbrook later this evening . The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, where he will take questions about the proposed $6.57 billion two-year budget and the huge tax reform package it contains.  In the coming weeks, the […]

Daily Brief: LePage targets 2016 for income tax-killing constitutional amendment

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Good morning from the State House, where lobbyists are making their policy pitches to lawmakers, legislative committees are taking up a handful of noteworthy bills, and Gov. Paul LePage is boosting a private nonprofit’s efforts to help Maine high school students succeed.  The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence will be in the Hall of […]

Daily Brief: Maine to benefit from $1.4 billion housing crisis settlement

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Good morning from Augusta, where Attorney General Janet Mills is scheduled to release details about how Maine will benefit from a $1.4 billion settlement between the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and the federal government and several states. According to a news advisory, Mills will hold a press conference at the steps of the Kennebec County […]

A King in Afghanistan, a possible shift in the polls, and 7 stories you need to read

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, in a Blackhawk helicopter flying over Kabul during a two-day trip last weekend. Photo courtesy King's Senate office.

Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, was among the first members of Congress to meet with Afghanistan’s newly elected government this weekend during a six-day trip to to India and the Middle East. King was joined on the trip by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. Both senators are members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Kaine […]

43 lawmakers tell state budget-writers: Don’t write off pot as fix for budget shortfall

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Munjoy Hill representative and legalized-weed warrior Diane Russell, D-Portland, delivered a memo signed by 37 lawmakers to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee on Friday, urging appropriators to consider potential revenue from legalized marijuana as part of the fix for the $170 million shortfall in the current budget cycle.

LePage team calling tonight’s campaign announcement largest in state history

The campaign to re-elect Paul LePage for governor is billing tonight’s official campaign announcement by LePage as “one of the largest state candidate events in Maine history.” Today is Election Day, but don’t worry if you’re still undecided about who you want to be the next governor. That election isn’t for another year. The LePage […]

Half of Portland House delegates support pot legalization

Four of Portland’s eight delegates to the state House of Representatives will announce their support for the Nov. 5 referendum to decriminalize possession of marijuana by adults in that city. A “yes” vote on Question 1 in Portland would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older. Democratic Reps. […]

PPP Round 2: Collins still ironclad; 54 percent of GOP primary voters support impeaching Obama

Public Policy Polling released their second batch of results after polling in Maine over the weekend, this time focusing on U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and the hard-core of Maine’s Republican Party. I’m not going to go into the same extensive analysis as yesterday (wouldn’t want you all to get poll fatigue this early in the […]