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Bill threatens Bayside Glacier and local lobsters
The Bayside Glacier has returned, towering over Trader Joe's — a three-story high pile of snow collected from downtown streets and sidewalks. It's one of several city-designated "snow dumps," the largest of which is behind the overflow airport parking l
Legal Wranglings Dept.
| February 25, 2011
The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
The ills of instant-runoff voting
| January 29, 2010
Corporate welfare state
In 2006, state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to give away millions of tax dollars a year for decades to some of Maine’s biggest corporations.
A little change in the tax law with big consequences
| February 20, 2008
Flavor of the weak
According to the polls (a phrase that carries the implication that whatever comes next is rated on the plausibility scale well below doubtful and just above complete crap), the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights is losing ground faster than the Iraqi army.
Politics and other mistakes
| November 01, 2006
The day after the Portland city council tripled an Old Port bar fee that helps pay for overtime area police, a group of angry bar owners decided to hire a lawyer to sue the city.
Upset by the tripling of an Old Port bar fee, owners plan a revolution
| May 25, 2006
Letters to the Portland Editor, May 26, 2006
A reader sounds off on Erik Eisele's recent story on the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights initiative
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR:
| May 24, 2006
Eye on Augusta
It’s deja-vu all over again: LD 1481, the controversial bill to limit Maine’s coveted citizen referendum process, will again be up for vote in Augusta any day now.
LD 1481 is back for your veto
| February 23, 2006
Baldacci's re-election plan
During the Legislature’s opening day this month, I was eager to know what would be the Big Thing of the session. In a gubernatorial election year, I figured it would have a strong political coloration. “The big thing is the repeal of the business equi
Means higher taxes, or rent, for Portland
| January 18, 2006
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