The Maine Headlines: Volume 5

5/24/18, 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:

  • Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Diane Russell has some explaining to do. The far-Left swamp creature has been charged with violating campaign finance rules. This is the third time in as many years Russell has been cited with campaign finance violations. She failed to disclose that she paid more than $12,000 to someone living in her house rent-free. We wonder, shouldn’t she have to disclose providing free housing to staffers as an in-kind contribution as well?
  • If the supposed point of Ranked-Choice Voting is to declare a majority winner, then it has already failed in Maine. In the Sec. of State’s own 5-Min vid explaining how RCV works, the winner only gets 14 out of 30 votes. This joke of an election system would be funny if it weren’t stealing elections away from the will of Maine voters.
  • The Sec. of State’s office is now taking public comment on the wording that will be on the ballot for the so-called, “Universal Home Care” initiative. The wording is completely one-sided. The initiative does NOT do what Dunlap’s text suggests. If it makes it to the ballot as Dunlop has worded it, there will be little chance to stop it from passing. The public comment period ends June 15th, so please act soon!
  • A School Committee candidate in York County knocked off a sitting Committee member, thanks to her objections to Proficiency-Based Learning. The incumbent was in favor of PBL. This is great news for the movement to end the failed PBL experiment in Maine!
  • College students in Maine, your tuition is about to go up. Following a 6-year freeze on tuition increases, the University of Maine system will be hiking tuition by 2.5%. GOP Gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody voted against the increase.
  • Meanwhile, taxes are going up 2% in Biddeford. The City Council approved the property tax hike. We’re sure the $500,000 the school district is paying for English Language Learning teachers has nothing to do with the need for more taxes…
  • Maine House Democrats may want to reconsider voting to allow Female Genital Mutilation here in the Pine Tree State. A new report shows FGM is on the rise in the UK and threatens to come to America in even greater numbers.

 


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