On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters lined the halls of the State House with a strong message for the Maine GOP: "Time for a budget for the many, not just the lucky few." The diverse group of Mainers expressed frustration that Governor LePage, as well as Republicans in the Maine House, are willing to shut down state government in order to provide yet another tax cut for Mainers who need it least.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Today, Governor LePage traveled to Washington, D.C to participate in an energy-themed photo-op despite a looming government shutdown in Maine. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
What will it take for Republicans to uphold the will of the voters and fully fund our schools?
In 2004, voters passed an initiative demanding the state fund 55% of the cost of public schools. The Legislature never did that.
In 2016, voters passed Question 2 – a ballot initiative to finally fully fund our schools by asking the wealthiest Mainers, those making over $200,000 per year, to pay a little more.
The Maine Democratic Party values investment in all Maine families.
By Dennis Hoey FREEPORT — Residents packed the auditorium at the Freeport Community Center Tuesday night to stand up against a message of racism and hatred that they said will not be tolerated in their community. Organizers estimated that a crowd of more than 200 people came to the event in response to the distribution of Ku Klux Klan fliers in South Freeport on Monday morning. There were so many people at the rally that about 100 had to wait outside and await a second session to hear several guest speakers.
AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, joined leaders of his city’s community of New Mainers in denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from America and banning all travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries.The ban denies safe haven to refugees fleeing violence, war, genocide and terrorism.“This order is the most egregious moral failure by the American government in the modern era.” said Libby, the assistant Senate Democratic leader.
Listen to the full address: I bought plane tickets to Washington, D.C. back in August because I knew I had to go to the inauguration. I took photos of this year’s ballot, with my name right there on the same page as the first woman ever nominated by a major party for president. I was going to see history be made.Things didn’t go as I thought they would. But I still went to Washington last weekend.
A Republican political action committee controlled by House Minority Leader Ken Fredette is under fire for distributing political ads masquerading as local newspapers.
Democrats say some of the materials falsely suggest that GOP candidates have won an important endorsement.