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Occupy takes the lead to energize lawmakers

"If they keep grinding the common man into the ground, they'll be nothing left of us," said Bob Guethlen, from the wilds of Tomhegan Township on Moosehead Lake.
Aggressive Progressives
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 18, 2013
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Democrats celebrate victory in the face of defeat

Senator Dawn Hill, of Cape Neddick, the lead Democrat on the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, which fashioned the recently passed $6-billion state budget, explained to the Phoenix why she voted to reduce income and estate taxes on the rich whi
They cozy up to Republicans and the rich
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 01, 2011
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John Birch Society alive and confused in Maine

The Maine arm of the John Birch Society, founded in 1958 to combat communist influence in government, visited the State House in Augusta last week, calling for legislators to, well, do nothing, as it turns out.
Out of the woodwork
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 28, 2011

Limiting Supermax solitary

Representative James Schatz, a Blue Hill Democrat, has proposed legislation to tightly limit when prisoners can be kept in the solitary confinement of the 100-man Supermax unit of the Maine State Prison in Warren.
 Legislation Drafted
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 09, 2009

Young energy

"I think we had a major impact on the thinking going on in the Legislature," says Rob Brown, executive director of Opportunity Maine, the non-profit that previously focused on keeping young, educated Mainers in the state, which submitted its own energy-
Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 22, 2009

Are you dead yet?

The Green Party is contracting, to the point where that’s about the only place it has any political impact, and once you get outside Portland, Green candidates for the Legislature are rare as profitable paper mills.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 29, 2006