“As heinous as this is, nobody’s going back in the closet over this. If anything, people are coming out strong to support us.”
Portland Democrats could send at least six new faces to Augusta and reboot more than half of their state delegation. Or a few veteran politicians could reshuffle their seats.
Maine’s losing people and paper plants. Are lobsters next?
The Christian Science Monitor came to town and offered some interesting perspective on the minimum wage debate.
The U.S. Surgeon General has found that nine out of every 10 smokers tried their first cigarette before the age of 18.
“I would never have proposed this if I’d thought there was a danger of people being displaced or falling through the cracks.”
“Portland has a long and proud history of turning back discrimination and working to support the rights of all people.”
Jon Jennings has been at City Hall for nine months, but this is his first annual budget for Portland.
“Whenever we talk about changes to the landscape, people get antsy.”
“By singling out a particular group of people to support … you’re creating greater divisiveness between communities in the city,”