Tag Archive for Maine

Democrats and Unions Win Big in Ohio, Mississippi, Maine, and Kentucky

Elephant-vs-Donkey

Tuesday was election day in several elections across the nation. In Ohio, voters pushed back against Republican Governor John Kasich’s anti-union legislation that banned collective bargaining for public employees. In Mississippi, Voters rejected a Constitutional Amendment that would have declared that life begins at conception, essentially prohibiting all abortions. In Kentucky, the Democratic Governor Steve…

Tax dollars on Wellness Save Taxpayers Money

It’s seldom that I have time in my schedule to attend Irvine City Council meetings, but a small debate two weeks ago over a proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom to look into a citywide wellness program turned into a small facebook debate with Irvine Councilmember Jeff Lalloway; in short, I’ve always been of…

DESPAIR: Marriage Equality Fails (again)

With the passage of time, some things may change. Political attitudes may evolve and public support may appear on the rise; but in the end most things remain the same. Today, the election results from Maine’s Question #1 to repeal Marriage Equality for Gay and Lesbian partners appears to have passed, by a similar margin to…

Latest Projections for Maine Question #1

From Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEight.com we have his latest analysis of the anti-Gay Marriage measure on the ballot in Maine, Question #1. Maine — Question 1 — “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?” . The…

Maine Governor Signs Gay Marriage Bill into Law

Maine Governor John Baldacci, who had 10 days to sign or veto a gay marriage bill approved by the State of Maine’s Legislature, has reoprtedly signed the bill making Maine the newest state to protect equal rights. Maine is now the fifth state in the uniuon to approve Gay Marriage; voters cna overturn the Governor’s…

Maine the Next State to Legalize Gay Marriage

This is starting to look like The Liberal New England blog, but the New York Times reported that the State Senate in Maine, home to the last two moderate Republican senators, has passed a bill to legalize gay marriage.   From the story: “The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 21 to 14 for a bill that would…