5/3/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
This is the Maine Headlines section of your weekly Maine Event.
This feature is for those of you who need your news on the go!
Here’s your quick take on some of the biggest recent stories in Maine Politics:
- Adam Cote and Shawn Moody lead parties in fundraising in Maine gubernatorial race. Republican Garrett Mason, Independent Terry Hayes, and Democrat Betsy Sweet have collected a combined $1.7 million in welfare for politicians at the expense of hardworking — Mainers who may or may not support their candidacies.
- Newt Gingrich has endorsed Mary Mayhew for Maine Governor. The architect of the Contract with America believes Mayhew will create better opportunities for Mainers.
- Speaker of the House Sara Gideon is urging State House advocates and lobbyists NOT to work with House Republicans on solving the unresolved issues from the Gideon/Thibodeau “do-nothing” session. It’s a Gideon Game to obtain massive funding for medical welfare for the young and healthy.
- The Maine ACLU is suing U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection in an effort to force the turnover of information about citizenship security checkpoints in the Pine Tree State.
- Wife of Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro says “forces of intolerance” destroy people’s livelihood because of political disagreements — her husband is just the latest example.
- Two Somali interpreters in Maine are being charged with health care fraud and soliciting health care kickbacks. Their scheme is alleged to have gone on for two years at the expense of Maine families.