Press Release / Wednesday Aug 15, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on the passing of Bangor Daily News journalist Chris Cousins:
“We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Cousins. Chris was a true professional who was adored and respected by his colleagues and everyone at the State House. He was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed.
“Our thoughts are with his colleagues at the The Bangor Daily News, his friends, and his family who he so lovingly wrote of every day.”
Press Release / Thursday Aug 9, 2018
Moody remains silent when asked about his position on the issue, just as he did after Governor LePage vetoed a bill that would have banned the discredited practice
Press Release / Friday Aug 3, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Today, the Maine Superior Court ruled that $1 million in funding for the Maine Clean Elections system must be paid to candidates utilizing the program, though the governor has not ruled out appealing the Court’s decision. The Superior Court ruling does not, however, resolve the problem created by a drafting error that has prevented other Clean Elections funds from being dispersed since July 1.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 26, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - According to a report by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, Maine is lagging in economic growth yet again for the first quarter of this year when compared to neighboring New England states and the nation as a whole.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 26, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Governor Paul LePage is garnering more bad national headlines for Maine. Yesterday, the New York Times wrote about the governor’s obstruction of the voter-approved Medicaid expansion law and how it’s harming Maine people. The story also made abundantly clear where Maine’s gubernatorial candidates stood on the critical issue:
“Janet Mills, the state’s attorney general, is also the Democratic candidate for governor. She refused to represent the administration in the court case, leaving it to a private lawyer from Boston.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 19, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed it, Republican gubernatorial nominee Shawn Moody bailed on a Bangor Daily News forum aimed at finding solutions to Maine’s opioid crisis, which claims the life of one person a day on average in the state. Why? To show off a NASCAR stock with his campaign’s slogan on it.
Press Release / Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Bruce Poliquin’s spokesman criticized Jared Golden for his career choices yesterday, saying “Golden’s only long-term career choice has been politics” and that he’s running for Congress “simply to get a job,” even though Golden enlisted in the Marines after 9/11 and completed multiple combat tours of duty.
Press Release / Monday Jul 16, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland to discuss the opioid epidemic.
Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:
Press Release / Friday Jul 13, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – While nearly 60 percent of Maine people voted to approve Medicaid expansion because of its substantial benefits for the health of Maine people and the health of the state’s economy, Shawn Moody is continuing to echo Governor LePage’s obstructionist rhetoric on its future. Here’s how the press characterized Moody’s embrace of LePage’s tactics:
Press Release / Thursday Jul 12, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed it, Governor LePage said this week during a call into a radio show that he would rather go to jail than implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response: