Category Archives: Blog

30 Dec

M.A.P.: The 20 LEAST & WORST Covered Maine Political Stories of 2012 (Part 2)

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, we decided to take a look back at the stories that Maine’s media covered poorly, or just flat out ignored. Would 2012 have ended any differently if the Maine media had done a ...

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30 Dec

M.A.P.: The 20 LEAST & WORST Covered Maine Political Stories of 2012 (Part 1)

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, we decided to take a look back at the stories that Maine’s media covered poorly, or just flat out ignored. Would 2012 have ended any differently if the Maine media had done a ...

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13 Sep

MAINE JOBS – WHAT’S THE STORY?

Critics of Maine’s recent economic growth policies have loudly attacked policy reformers with claims such as “Maine Lost 1,300 Jobs In 2011” a claim that originated from a “report” by the Maine Center For Economic Policy. This claim was was ...

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08 Sep

Media Brief: Press Herald & Colin Woodard, It Takes Brass

As former President Bill Clinton said at the Democratic National Convenion recently, “It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did,” but here in Maine we just might have a very good example of what the ...

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10 Aug

Are Maine Democrats Calling For Right-To-Work, corporate income tax cuts, etc., or just playing political games?

Do Maine Democrats support Right-To-Work laws, cutting regulations, income & corporate tax cuts, school choice and education reforms? Or are they just playing games? Dems new ad points to Forbes 2011 Best States For Business rankings. Have you seen the ...

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23 May

Rep. Berry wrong to spin Moody’s Outlook Revision

As you may have seen, last week Moody’s revised Maine’s credit outlook from stable to negative. In the report, Moody’s cited three areas of concern: History of recurring budget shortfalls Lack of rainy day funds Lack of liquidity Read the ...

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15 May

“California Ugly” Debacle Affirms MPBP’s 2011 Warning for Mainers

In April of 2011, Maine People Before Politics released a report titled “Risky Business: Tax On Rich Would Expose State Budget To Whims Of Wall Street & the National Economy” At the time of the release, Maine was embroiled in ...

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10 May

ICYMI: Governor LePage’s Convention Speech

In The Interest Of Sharing Information   Text of Governor LePage’s speech at the   2012 Maine Republican Convention   Sunday, May 6, 2012   Good Afternoon, it feels good to be back at the Maine Republican Convention – and ...

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19 Mar

Muddled message: What Maine’s education anti-reformers are actually telling you

Why Maine’s education reformers are more confident in public schools and teachers than the anti-reformers. There is an interesting dynamic in the debate over reforming education and instituting real school choice in Maine. On one side, supporters of education reform ...

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13 Mar

Maine Special Interest Groups Attempt To Manufacture “War On Women” Narrative In Augusta

It’s not a new revelation to those who follow national politics that special interest groups across our country have been working to change the subject from a struggling economic recovery, rising gasoline prices and the crushing debt and regulatory weight ...

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