Tag Archives: Maine People’s Alliance

Republicans forcing Democrats to set priorities. Maybe this will get results

Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, a member of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Republican leaders in Augusta have reacted to Democrats’ spending wish list for the legislative session with a surprise strategy. They’re not negotiating on individual items, and they’re not simply opposing any new spending. Instead, they’re attempting to use it as leverage to revive a competing measure to the minimum wage increase measure headed for the […]

Crafts, Sanderson and other Republicans win reelection

You likely didn’t notice, but yesterday Republican Representatives Dale Crafts of Lisbon, Deb Sanderson of Chelsea, Stacy Guerin of Glenburn, Carol McElwee of Caribou, and Beth Turner of Burlington all won reelection, long before November. In addition, newcomers Paul Sterns and Sheldon Hanington clinched their seats in the Legislature without a vote being cast. How […]

Left-wing group steps out of bounds


Here in Maine, we have a tradition of civility in our politics, especially at the legislative level. Even those negative ads that are sent are generally rather tame, highlighting legislators’ votes rather than attacking them personally. When either party does cross the line, they are frequently called out, often by their own supporters. Last week, we […]