With their unanimous vote to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, city councilors in Portland didn’t give in to the strong urge to “go along to get along.”
Despite enormous gains in efforts to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination, there has also been a dangerous backlash.
In the same week Gov. LePage decided to pick on vulnerable kids in other states, Rep. Bruce Poliquin also got tangled up in discrimination.
Asserting the facts isn’t pro-Clinton, pro-Democrat, anti-LePage or anti-Trump. It’s pro-truth.
They could be Jimmy Stewart, the earnest hero in the classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Instead, they’re preaching unity and falling into line behind Donald Trump.
In addition to being immune to Mark Eves’ lawsuit, it seems the governor also thinks he’s immune to the truth.
At the State House, there has never been an expectation of privacy, at least not for the functions and operations of government.
Gov. Paul LePage’s callousness is unbefitting a person who has an obligation to protect the health and safety of the people living in Maine.
This latest legislative effort to raise Maine’s minimum wage, cloaked as compromise, is actually an effort to create confusion and divide voters.
The LePage administration didn’t invent poverty. But its policies aren’t helping kids to escape its grasp, either.