Politics

  • Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    AUGUSTA — On May 30, the Maine Senate unanimously supported legislation introduced by Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Hancock County) aimed at protecting tenants from sexual harassment by their landlord or their landlord’s agent. “Sexual harassment is prevalent in housing in Maine, particularly for low-income tenants, who are the most vulnerable,” Luchini said. “This bill states clearly

  • Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    AUGUSTA — On May 30, the Maine Senate unanimously supported legislation introduced by Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Hancock County) aimed at protecting tenants from sexual harassment by their landlord or their landlord’s agent. “Sexual harassment is prevalent in housing in Maine, particularly for low-income tenants, who are the most vulnerable,” Luchini said. “This bill states clearly

  • More Maine women are running for office at every level

    More Maine women are running for office at every level

    ELLSWORTH — In last fall’s midterm elections, voters elected women in record numbers at the state and national level. Women now make up 38 percent of the Maine Legislature (one of the highest percentages in the nation) and half of the state’s congressional delegation, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers

  • Hancock County Dems meeting March 21

    ELLSWORTH — The March meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee will focus on the refugee crisis in Central America, the roots in past U. S. policy and actions, and the resulting push for asylum. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Theater Room of the Moore Center on

  • New budget proposal includes $1 million for Maine’s bicentennial celebration

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s Bicentennial Commission could receive a significant increase in state funding under Governor Janet Mills’ new supplemental budget proposal. That spending plan, which is intended to run through June of this year while the Legislature debates her proposed $8-billion biennial budget, includes $1 million to help fund the upcoming celebration of Maine’s statehood.

  • Flare disposal bill is a hot topic online

    Flare disposal bill is a hot topic online

    ELLSWORTH — A bill in the Maine Legislature aimed at establishing a safe way to dispose of expired marine flares has become a hot topic on the internet. On Monday, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee was scheduled to hear testimony on LD 430 sponsored by Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight (D-Harpswell), who chairs the

  • Panel discussion at Moore Center

    ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters – Downeast will present a panel discussion on journalism and democracy on Saturday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The discussion is titled “Free Press: Enemy of the People?” and will focus on the importance of a free press in a functioning