Category Archives: Policy

Legislative attack on Planned Parenthood in Maine seems less likely

Rep. Espling speaks at an anti-Planned Parenthood press conference in October, 2015 | Still of NECN TV coverage

Last year, following the release of secretly-recorded videos that purported to show illegal or unethical activity by employees of Planned Parenthood, several Republican lawmakers in Maine announced that they would be introducing legislation targeting the organization’s clinics in Maine. The legislators made a series of lurid and baseless claims. Three of them even falsely wrote, […]

Maine gun background check referendum supporters to submit signatures today

Maine Moms Demand Action volunteers ready signature boxes for delivery | via campaign website

Maine Moms Demand Action, the organization that has been collecting signatures to place a citizen-initiated referendum on the November ballot to require criminal background checks on all gun sales in Maine, has announced that they have hit their goal and will be submitting their petitions to the office of the Secretary of State later today. […]

Newspaper rebukes Rep. Picchiotti for “hateful and dehumanizing” Facebook posts

photo via Facebook

The reporting staff of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel have continued to ignore Rep. John Picchiotti’s long series of racist and anti-muslim Facebook posts. A story following his re-election to the Town Council in Fairfield last week still only refers to the one post that initially attracted public attention and notes that he apologized […]

Cain, Baldacci both take aim at Rep. Poliquin

Emily Cain and Joe Baldacci, the two Democratic congressional candidates in Maine’s Second District, seem to be squarely focused on Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin, whom they hope to face next November, with less attention or criticism spared for each other. “We’ve got to get rid of Bruce Poliquin. He’s bad for Maine people, he’s bad for […]