The Maine Headlines: Volume 12

7/12/18, 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:

  • Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling and one of the City’s most radical councilors are once again proposing non-citizens be granted the right to vote in the Harboring Haven of Portland. Of course, this goes against Maine election law and the state Constitution. Maine First Media is working on a story on this open-borders plot to secure more Democrat votes for our next edition of The Maine Event. Stay tuned!
  • Border Patrol Agents have arrested an illegal alien along our Northern Border. The arrest happened at Calais. With all the attention (and rightfully so) on building a Southern Border Wall, we must not ignore our Northern Border! Great work from our Border Patrol Agents.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland Friday discussing the opioid crisis with law enforcement officials. New England and Maine have been hit particularly hard by opioid abuse. It would be great to hear solutions that don’t involve legalizing drugs, government-funded drugs, government-assisted drug use, etc. This is another story we will have more details on in our next edition of the Maine Event.
  • Rep. Bruce Poliquin will serve on a committee to iron out differences between the House and Senate on the 2019 Defense Spending Bill.
  • Gov. Paul LePage is calling for a series of improvements to Maine’s child protective services. The improvements would include replacing the antiquated computer system, a new intake unit and 75 new caseworkers. Of course, the BDN frames the story as anti-LePage Administration.
  • Gov. LePage won veto day. Of LePage’s 43 vetoes of legislation ranging from dangerous bills to unnecessary ones — 23 of LePage’s vetoes were sustained. LePage has the House Republicans to thank because the failed Republican Majority in the State Senate only voted to sustain 2 of the vetoes.
  • Some vandals graffitied the Lady Victoria War Memorial in Bangor this week. They also hit some buildings along Central Street. No word on if this Statue vandalism was politically motivated, or just the act of some bored hoodlums.
  • Not a political story, but one that caught our attention. Two kittens were rescued from Phippsburg pond after a drunk lady threw them in the water. The felines are recovering at the Coastal HumaeSociety.

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