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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Weekly Radio Address: Senator Lachowicz says, “Maine people deserve better than a bad CEO who rewards mismanagement, scandal, and incompetence”

It may only be my second year in office but there’s one thing I learned pretty quickly: folks don’t want to have to worry, or think, about their government. They want it to work, when they need it; and, they want to trust that the people in charge are doing their jobs.   But when...

LePage continues to play politics with nursing home funding

Governor sat on $4.6 million in state funding to play politics with nursing homes   AUGUSTA  — Top Democratic leaders called Governor Paul LePage’s announcement of funding for nursing homes “smoke and mirrors” and slammed his administration for playing politics with money that could help struggling nursing homes across the state.   LePage announced today...

DEM RADIO ADDRESS: Senator Tuttle says the Fourth of July is an opportunity to put aside our differences and take pride in what it means to be an American

For many of us, celebrating the Fourth of July means parades and fireworks, and picnics and BBQs. The holiday weekend is a chance for us to spend time with our family and our friends enjoying Maine in the summer.   It’s also an opportunity for us all to take pride in what it means to...

Legislative Leaders Condemn LePage’s Meetings with Domestic Terrorists

During meetings, Sovereign citizens discussed “arrest and execution” of Alfond, Eves   AUGUSTA—Senate President Justin Alfond of Portland and House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick released the following statements in response to reports that Governor Paul LePage met with and encouraged the Sovereign Citizens, a domestic terrorist movement, associated with violence against public officials nationally....

TROUBLED RIDES VENDOR RECEIVES $5 MILLION IN UNEXPLAINED STATE MONEY

The Department no-shows to meeting; questions remain unanswered   AUGUSTA—The LePage administration on Tuesday again failed to meet with the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and left unanswered major questions around the troubled MaineCare rides program, including more than $5 million in unexplained payments to a failing broker and the Department of Health and Human...

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Johnson says: Just as graduation marks the completion of one chapter and the beginning of the next, there is always more work to do to strengthen education in Maine.

  It’s that time again: another school year has come to a close. As graduating seniors don their caps and gowns and say goodbye to their schools, it is a good time to reflect on accomplishments and achievements, and work yet to be done.   Good morning, this is State Senator Chris Johnson of Somerville....