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  • Letter: Override governor's veto of LMF bonds

    I thank Sen. Cathy Breen and Rep. Michael Timmons for supporting LD 1378, and ask for their continued support by voting to override the governor’s veto. My family relies on access to water bodies and public lands that are part of the legacy of the Lands For Maine’s Future program....

  • Capitol Notebook: While you were at the LePage investigation ...

    With headlines focused on the pending investigation of embattled Gov. Paul LePage, it’s time to step back and review some other issues and say farewell to some key bills that were doomed by this Legislature. The Legislature is by nature conservative, and as an institution is uncomfor...

  • Letter: Foster on why he's a candidate

    Maine is facing many crucial issues: overspending, budget deficits, rising debt, welfare abuse and waste, and the worst business climate in the country. Jeff Toorish's solution? Launch an unprovoked factually challenged attack against his candidate's opponent. All this does is suggest a la...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing to support Dick Woodbury’s independent candidacy for the Maine Senate in District 11. He has earned a doctorate in economics, has a strong interest in public policy, and is committed to make government work for all Maine citizens. We know that Dick is concerned about tax po...

  • Letter: Woodbury leads on fiscal responsibility

    As we talk about the upcoming election, one theme comes up over and over again. We have heard many people insist that we have to stop spending so much money. We’re writing to encourage District 11 voters to support Dick Woodbury for state Senate because we share this concern. Much ...

  • Letter: Elect Richard in District 112

    Maine sorely needs a voice that will speak for lowering taxes, for streamlining state government and for putting a halt to deficit spending. Maine needs someone who will stand strong for reforming the welfare system and for promoting education and training programs. Mark Richard is that person....

  • Letter: Richard has the right qualities

    Being self-employed in the real estate industry, I am especially tuned into the skills needed for survival in a weak economic climate. It takes a lot of hard, dedicated work to be successful. Mark Richard has been able to continue his business viability by making astute assessments, by using soli...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    Mary Nelson is a superb member of the Legislature. She brings integrity, practical judgement and a clear understanding of Maine's challenges to her role. We have known Mary for over 25 years; she is a committed member of our community who serves with enthusiasm, organization, energy and a keen ...

  • Letter: Woodbury is the best choice

    Senate District 11 is lucky. We have good choices for state senator and one outstanding choice: Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has a doctorate in economics from Harvard. His research and opinions on aging populations and tax reform are published and he is "The Guy" people ask when these comple...

  • Letter: Scontras' claims 'inaccurate,' 'disingenuous'

    In a recent edition of The Forecaster, congressional candidate Dean Scontras cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office  in addressing the national debt. However, Scontras disregarded the CBO’s estimate that President Obama’s stimulus plan created and saved between 1.4 a...