Monthly Archives: December 2011

Maine Republicans Approve New Platform

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There isn’t much in this world less likely to excite me than a political party’s platform.  They are – by and large – utterly devoid of meaning, entirely symbolic, and invisible to the public at large.  In short, people don’t care about them, and especially so with me. That all changed, of course, a year […]

The Future of the Maine Senate

In late October of 2010, Emily Cain was very likely dreaming of a big gavel, and being called “Madam Speaker”.  With the retirement of Hannah Pingree, there were of course several people in line to replace her as Democratic leader, and thus House Speaker.  But the early money was on Cain, and she likely knew […]

Unpacking Maine’s Horrible Business Ranking

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Yesterday, Forbes released its annual list of “The Best States for Business“, and Maine had the unfortunate honor of coming in dead last. Again. Clearly they haven’t seen the governor’s sign. Governor LePage and legislative Republicans have been in power for roughly a year, and it is quite unrealistic to expect Maine to be completely […]