The discussion and the debate over Governor Paul LePage’s two year state budget continues in Augusta this week. The Governor is seeking to institute real reform and cost-saving measures as he addresses the issues that have hampered the effective administration of government in Maine for decades. Of course, those with their hand out and those who make money off helping … Continue reading →
It is with personal sadness, but complete support of his decision that I tell you Dr. Reza Namin, Superintendent of Westbrook Schools, has resigned to take a position in Massachusetts to be closer to his family while a loved one is ill. Dr. Namin has been a breath of fresh air for our school system, instituting reforms and significant cost … Continue reading →
State Senator Doug Thomas and I have had countless conversations over the last 8 years about the Maine Turnpike Authority. We both believe it is an organization well past its “sell date” and now finally, with the change in leadership in Augusta, the MTA is going to be looked at, not as a sacred cow, but rather with a real effort … Continue reading →
It appears Paul Violette, head of the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) is in fact leaving his post. On Friday, there appeared to be some confusion about whether he had actually tendered his resignation as head of the Authority. Resignation or not, it appears he is stepping down. The MTA has operated without sufficient oversight from the Legislature for years. The … Continue reading →
On Thursday (3-3-11) at noon, Bill Nemitz and I joined Pat Callaghan of NBC on In the Arena … Continue reading →
First and foremost, let me say thank you to all of you who showed up at the Capitol today for the Rally ME event. Without your support and your voice, the only voice that would have been heard in Augusta today would have been the voice of opposition to Governor LePage’s reform proposal. Thank you again for being there. I … Continue reading →
Maine House District 11 Representative Everett W. McLeod Sr., R-Lee, passed away on December 20, 2010. His passing led the Secretary of State to declare a special election to fill the un-expired term of Representative McLeod to be held on Tuesday March 1, 2011. Republican Beth Turner of Burlington prevailed over Democratic candidate Deanna House of Lee by a little over 100 … Continue reading →
279 – yes to retain the mascot .. 53 – no to get rid of the mascot .. Now, we will wait to see what the Wiscasset Selectmen do in response to this non-binding vote.