Lewiston City Council Supports “New Mainer” Recruitment Bill

2/7/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,

After three weeks of hearings, the Lewiston City Council has voted to officially support state legislation aimed at “recruiting, educating and retaining new Mainers.”

The proposal to support RINO Sen. Roger Katz’ goodie bag for immigrants and refugees passed on a 6-1 vote.

Councilor Michael Marcotte was the lone dissenting vote.

Maine First Media contributor James Mosher spoke at the council meeting against the proposal. He will have more on this story in the coming days.

Maine First Media has covered this story extensively.

The proposal first came up at the January 16th work session. On this day, Lewiston’s newly-elected RINO mayor, Shane Bouchard, spoke highly of the proposal and gaveled down State House candidate Jason Lavoie for standing up for homeless veterans and local shop owners.

The following week, the proposal was temporarily tabled on a technicality. Mayor Bouchard came out against the proposal at this meeting. However, he gave a speech stressing his desire to recruit and train a foreign workforce.

Maine-First Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) weighed in on the issue in an op-ed exclusive to Maine First Media.

Maine-First activist, James Mosher touched on the proposal in his most recent “Mosher Minutes.”

And Maine First Media compiled a video showing some of the immigrants and refugees supporting the proposal claiming they’re the ones who’ve made Maine great and Lewiston good.

Maine First Media will continue to cover Sen. Katz’s bill as it moves through the legislature.