Monthly Archives: December 2014

Michaud, Pingree vote for Pelosi’s shutdown

You may have heard that, late last week — and, as usual, at the last possible minute — the U.S. Congress passed a mechanism to continue funding most of the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Structured as a continuing resolution, this omnibus spending bill was quickly dubbed the […]

Maine needs more than education reform. It needs an education revolution

In recent years, a sad trend has come to emerge with education reform in Maine: A governor proposes a single reform, it gets watered down by a risk-averse Legislature at the behest of special interests, and then the issue is ignored until the next idea is introduced. Once policies are passed, there’s relatively little future […]