Category Archives: Policy

It’s nearly impossible for pot and education funding referendums to be reversed by recounts

Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Opponents of both Questions 1, which legalizes marijuana for recreational use in Maine, and Question 2, which increasing taxes on the wealthy to fund K-12 education, formally submitted signatures yesterday to force statewide recounts of ballots cast on these initiatives. Under Maine law, the losing side of any race decided by less than 1.5% of […]

Maine 2016 election prediction results

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Here’s how 60 self-selected participants think Maine’s elections go today. This is a completely unscientific measure, but the pool doesn’t have the worst track record of predicting results in recent cycles, in fact it has sometime been more accurate than the public polling. Here are the average results from what this group of politically-interested individuals […]

Maine marijuana campaign launches first TV ad

Yes on 1, the campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use in Maine, has launched their first TV ad. The ad features former Cumberland County Sheriff (and current state representative) Mark Dion, who asserts that reducing the time spent issuing marijuana citations will allow police officers to spend more time fighting “serious, violent […]

Rep. Russell celebrates superdelegate win, preaches unity in DNC address

Speaking to the delegates of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia yesterday, Maine State Representative Diane Russell celebrated the success of her resolution to bind superdelegates to state votes in future elections. “We are united, and fixing the super-delegate system is the path to making sure our party is the strongest party, not just this […]