350 Maine Lawyers Support No on 1

The campaign against same-sex marriage is becoming unraveled.  Nearly every single argument that has been publicly made in favor of a Yes vote on Question 1 has been refuted.  The claims of rising lawsuits, loss of tax exemptions, and same-sex marriage being forced on school children have all been proven wrong many times over.  (Check out my archives, Dirigo Blue, Maine Politics, Bill Nemitz, and numerous news paper Op/Eds for proof)  If you can’t see that the claims made by Yes on 1 are completely false the you just don’t want to.  Today over 350 lawyers from all over Maine have come together to urge voters to vote No on 1.  The lawyers have called the S4MM ads “blatant distortions of the law” and break down once and for all legally breakdown what LD 1020 will and wont do.  Read the full statement after the cut.  Continue reading

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Maine Green Indepenent Party Opposes Questions 2 & 4

The Maine Green Independent Party has announced that they oppose Question 2 (excise tax) or Question 4 (TABOR II).  Maine Greens believe cutting excise tax only benefits those who can afford to buy a new car, adversely impacts town budgets, and seeks to encourage alternative modes of transportation.  TABOR II, according to the MGIP would limit Maine government’s ability to care for those that most need help.  This is a split from other Maine Greens, including former candidate for Governor Pat LaMarcheMore Green Now is an effort to support the cutting of Maine’s excise tax.  That cite similar party concepts in their support of Question 2.  They see the excise tax cut as beneficial to the environment.  The cut will allow more people to able to afford more fuel efficient and hybrid automobiles, More Green Now says.  More Green Now also claims that a Yes on question to will bring more money to those that need it most.  Voters will decide for themselves soon enough.  Read the entire MGIP statement after the cut. Continue reading

Repeal School Consolidation NOW

Numbers don’t say much by themselves. People can take a set of numbers and tell a story. Those who want to keep the current school consolidation law want to tell you a story. They want to tell you consolidation is working. 85% of Maine students are in districts already in compliance with consolidation law. A repeal of consolidation law will cost taxpayers $37 million every year, supporters say. Consolidation supporters want to construct a story around those numbers to scare you into believing a repeal will cause more programs to be slashed. When you look at the truth behind their we find their story is flawed.  School consolidation has not worked and must be repealed. Continue reading