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Bill banning Maine towns from regulating pesticides came from ALEC

I’ve written a fair bit over the years about the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC), a secretive, corporate-funded group that acts as a conduit for corporations… Read more »

An ALEC bill blocking municipal broadband appears and dies in Maine

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I had the story of how a bill developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council — or ALEC — aiming to hamstring towns and cities’… Read more »

Deeper EPA cuts threaten Maine’s economy, environment

Late last month it became public that President Trump has proposed even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than those initially reporter. In this past Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I… Read more »

As Russia probe pressures intensify, Sens. King and Collins remain confident in their committee

As the U.S House’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election collapsed this week — and new revelations shook those following closely — Maine’s senators Angus King (I) and… Read more »

Rep. Poliquin tries to help Trump reach out to Democrats

Since being elected to represent Maine’s second Congressional district, Rep. Bruce Poliquin has had a pretty low profile in the media, largely because he avoids taking public positions on most… Read more »