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Legislature wades through hundreds of proposals

Want to know what your elected officials are mulling over? Here is a subjective selection of bills that piqued our interest.
From silly to serious
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2013

Long term plan

Since you're reading this column, I assume you're a person well-versed in the important matters facing this state, or else you're insanely bored and found my stuff marginally more entertaining than the legal notices.
Maine Legislature in 2012
By AL DIAMON  |  December 09, 2011

Doing Harmon

He won't thank me for pointing this out, but Portland Press Herald columnist MD Harmon is a liberal's best friend.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 06, 2011

Don't do that

Republicans and libertarians share many similarities. For instance, members of both groups are generally equipped with bladders.
What the GOP, libertarians, and jellyfish have in common
By AL DIAMON  |  March 25, 2011

Little things

In the midst of the new Republican majority's mania to reduce the size and cost of state government, I offer some advice and a warning.
On shrinking legislatures
By AL DIAMON  |  January 14, 2011
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Robert Shetterly on his series of admirable Americans

At a ceremony scheduled for noon on Friday, Brooksville painter Robert Shetterly will unveil a portrait of former Maine legislator and civil-rights leader Gerald Talbot in the Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library.
Painting the truth
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 07, 2011


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Barring the way to public records

The Maine Legislature is considering a move that will make it more difficult for concerned citizens to find out what their government is up to.
More Government Fees
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 19, 2010

Bigger is better

You've seen those obnoxious TV ads for phony products promising "natural male enhancement." Now, here's something that does exactly the opposite.
A smaller House
By AL DIAMON  |  May 22, 2009

We started nothing

The first thing you have to understand about how the Maine Legislature works is: It doesn't. And it isn't supposed to.
 Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 21, 2009