2014 Democratic State of the State Address

2014 Democratic State of the State Address

Hello. I’m Senate President Justin Alfond. Tonight, Governor Paul LePage will deliver the State of the State to the Legislature and to the people of Maine. For those of you who listen tonight, you may agree with what the Governor has outlined. Or you may not. But one thing all...
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SENATOR LACHOWICZ RECEIVES COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD

KVCAP praises lawmaker for her leadership and commitment to reducing poverty AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator Colleen Lachowicz of Waterville received this year’s Community Leader Award from Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) for her advocacy work and support for programs that help Mainers overcome the barriers of poverty.   “In my work as a state...

Radio Address: Johnson says: Dems made small business a top priority by supporting entrepreneurs and developing workforce training

Maine small businesses are the driving force of our local economy. Our downtown shops, small restaurants, local offices and natural resource based businesses are owned by our friends, neighbors, and family members. Each and every one of them is helping to build our economy.   Good Morning, this is State Senator Chris Johnson of Somerville....

BDN: Threat of lost funding for Maine Army veteran funerals sends elected officials scurrying

By Chris Cousins. Read more here. AUGUSTA, Maine — Politicians from both parties rushed Monday and Tuesday to ensure the survival of a program that sends an honors detail to about 1,300 military funerals per year in Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Monday vowed to find funding within the state budget to ensure the...

LEGISLATURE’S SPECIAL WORKFORCE COMMITTEE HONORED BY MAINE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Workforce Committee receives the President’s Award from MDF for Innovative Workforce Development Initiatives   PORTLAND- Today the Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future received the President’s Award from the Maine Development Foundation for their comprehensive and innovative approach to workforce development in Maine.   At the start of the 126th Legislature, Senate...

SENATOR TUTTLE SUBMITS BILL TO ENSURE  BURIAL DETAILS FOR MAINE VETERANS

Senator Tuttle-sponsored measure provides honors for deceased veterans in Maine AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator John Tuttle of Sanford has submitted a bill to fund burial services for all deceased veterans in Maine through the Maine Funeral Honors Program. “The ceremonial paying of respects is the very least we can do as a country to demonstrate...

BDN OPED: Alfond-I’m proud of the positive things Maine Democrats have done for small businesses

[Link to BDN OPED] By Justin Alfond, Special to the BDN Posted Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:44 p.m. Maine is a small business state. Compared to other places, more of our businesses are small, and more of our workers are employed by small businesses. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Maine companies employ fewer than 20 people. As a...