Press Release / Friday Feb 16, 2018
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement tonight in response to the Maine Republican Party’s assertion that the shadowy, anonymous “news” website the Maine Examiner is “a personal project of Jason Savage and is not related to his work for the Maine Republican Party”:
Press Release / Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Augusta, MAINE – Following last night’s final State of the State address, Maine’s Republican candidates for governor lined up to embrace Governor LePage and pledge four more years of his failed policies if they are elected. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:
Blog / Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
At Governor LePage's State of the State speech, he delivered more of the same – praise for himself, blame for others, and little effort to forge compromise and move Maine forward. That’s exactly why, despite all of the governor’s bluster, Maine largely lags behind New England and the country in economic growth and why Mainers still feel like they can’t get ahead after seven years of his Administration.
Press Release / Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement tonight in response to Governor Paul LePage’s final State of the State Address:
Press Release / Monday Feb 12, 2018
While 2 Gov Candidates Speak Out Against LePage’s Unilateral Closure of DECF, 3 Others Remain Notably Silent
Augusta, MAINE – Under the cover of darkness last Friday night, Governor Paul LePage unilaterally moved to close Downeast Correctional Facility without warning, garnering criticism from Republican gubernatorial candidates Mike Thibodeau and Garrett Mason who said, “the people of Washington County deserve better than this.” Republican lawmakers Joyce Maker and Amy Volk, as well as Republican former Senate President Kevin Raye, also joined the chorus of criticism.
Press Release / Friday Feb 9, 2018
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on Governor Paul LePage’s order to remove all prisoners from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport last night, resulting in the layoff of 50 employees on March 1, 2018:
“In the dead of night, Governor LePage singlehandedly took an economic lifeline for Washington County and crushed it. This deeply alarming move will result in severe economic consequences for Downeast communities.
Press Release / Friday Feb 9, 2018
Maine Democratic Party Officially Opens New Office in Westbrook with Special Guest U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Office opening represents MDP's continued commitment to investing more, earlier, to help elect Democrats who will fight for a fairer, more prosperous Maine.
Press Release / Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
As Republican Candidates for Governor Say Nothing, Democratic Candidates Declare Opposition to Offshore Drilling Plan
Press Release / Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, the Bangor Daily News today revealed that Republican Governor Paul LePage and his Administration have found yet another way to block improved access to the life-saving, anti-overdose medication naloxone.
Press Release / Thursday Feb 1, 2018
Augusta, MAINE -- Maine Democratic Party (MDP) Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement today after Joe Bruno, the Chair of the Maine Board of Pharmacy, unilaterally changed the long-overdue naloxone rule to restrict access for anyone between the ages of 18-20: