Archive for February, 2005

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The secretary of state would like to remind everyone that it is illegal under Maine law to sell local, county and state documents. Old maps, minutes of town meetings and stuff like this have been popping up on ebay.com.
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Democratic party Chair Pat Colwell of Gardiner has been organizing workshops throughout the state en route to revitalizing the party with an infusion of youngsters. See: Maine Democrats’ workshop urges faithful to ‘think blue’
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Saying, “In our state we treat people the way we want to be treated,” Governor Baldacci has submitted a gay rights bill that would prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians — and improve the economy.
The bill would amend the Maine Human Rights Act to add sexual orientation to a list that already includes: gender, […]

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“Today, a worker who retires at age 65 gets a benefit of $15,336 per year. But if price indexing had been used instead - like the (Bush) Administration wants - that same retiree would receive only $6,180 per year. That is 60% cut in benefits.”
Read, The Administration’s Social Security Privatization Plan: Reading the […]

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According to Mike Michaud, the Bush budget is shortchanging the VA health system. Lawmakers have noted that not a penny of Bush’s $82 billion emergency bill for Afghanistan and Iraq is for veterans. See: Maine Today’s Bush budget to slight veterans, some fear
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Sunday, Jolly Sunday

Auto dealers are lining up to oppose Sunday sales. They want a day off. Mainers want to be able to browse hassle free. In fact, the only person who supports Sunday sales is bill sponsor, Rep. R. Kenneth Lindell, (R-Frankfort) who obviously needs a new car. See AIADA
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500 of the 133rd Coming Home

500 more Maine soldiers — the 133rd Engineer Battalion — could be coming home from Iraq as soon as next week. 3 soldiers from the 133rd were killed… 35 were wounded. See: Bangor News
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What’s in YOUR Wallet!?

Maine’s debt payments exceed 20% of annual revenue, an amount five times higher than the level usually publicized by state officials. According to State Sen. Peter Mills’ (R-Somerset) analysis, total debt is running around $5.3 billion, costing the state approximately $600 million a year in fees. The Legislature is beginning debate over the […]

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257 Mainers Compromised

Thieves using stolen identities went on to steal scads more from a company called ChoicePoint. At least 257 Mainers are among the scammed according the Press Herald. ChoicePoint’s slogan is “Smarter Decisions, Safer World” … (insert your own joke here.)
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The Governor wants seamless cell phone calling from Madawaska to Kittery and Lubec to Jackman. No word on whether that includes Running Hill Road (after the house with the nice flower garden), Scarborough (too many places to list), and that little dip before you get to Hansen’s Farm Market on 114. See: Trying […]

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Snow-Powered SUVs

Maine’s leading politicians are alarmed. It seems energy prices are continuing their 100 year trend of increasing. The Maine Morning Sentinel has a nice article ( Energy Prices Fueling Crisis) documenting this urgent threat back several years. Reducing the need for heating oil in a 200+ year old home in Maine […]

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By a 98 to 0 margin the Senate passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (S. 1053), introduced by Sen. Snowe. In a nutshell the bill seeks to prevent your genetic testing results from being sold to everyone from Prudential Insurance to eBay to AOL to your employer, eHarmony, or worse, marketing firms :
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Town Meeting: Social Insecurity

Tom Allen and Mike Michaud invite Mainers to discuss Social Security, or the impending lack thereof:
Bangor
Tuesday, February 22, 1:00-3:00 PM
Hammond Street Senior Center
2 Hammond Street, Bangor
Portland
Monday, February 28, 1:30-3:30 PM
Ludcke Hall, University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland
Panelists include AARP, the Maine Disability Rights Center, and the Maine AFL-CIO.
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MaineCare: Blind and Toothless

High costs have halted plans to increase the number of adults eligible for public health insurance. The 24,000 people already enrolled will lose dental and eye services and, as an added incentive, if their incomes bubble up above the poverty line ($9,310/annually) they will be dropped altogether. (Are you sure this isn’t private […]

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