5/17/18, 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:
- Gov. LePage has signed on to a letter advocating for President Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. No doubt President Trump has done more to earn the honor than President Obama ever did. The letter cites President Trump’s accomplishments in the Korean peninsula.
- Zak Ringelstein, the Democrat running against Erik Brakey and Angus King, was arrested for refusing to leave the Blaine House during a protest. Ringelstein is bragging about the arrest on social media. The Maine Democrat Party is supporting Ringelstein.
- Maine’s bear population has grown to more than 35,000. Officials say their options to handle the surge in the bear population are very limited.
- While Democrats continue to hold education funding hostage until they get their expansion of medical welfare for the young and healthy…the Department of Education says Maine schools will receive there funding from the Dept. of Ed.
- Maine Democrats are holding there convention this weekend (Fri and Sat) in Lewiston. Meanwhile, the Green Party convention will be held this Sun in Augusta. Feel free to protest in front of both!
- The Democrat Gubernatorial candidates debated this week. As expected, they all want to raise your taxes and expand welfare programs.
- The Norridgewock Board of Selectman unanimously voted to rename the Norridgewock Bridge to the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Bridge. The legislature will have to vote to approve the name change. The vote could happen if they return for a special session.
- The Maine State Supreme Court is weiging if MaineCare should pay for abortions. There, however, is no timetable set for the ruling. Right now, MaineCare covers abortions only in incidents of rape, incest or endangering the life of the mother. If Justices side with baby-killing advocates, all restrictions would be lifted.