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

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Steve Rowe and the Women Vote

Former Senate President Beth Edmonds has released a statement asking for contributions to the Steven Rowe campaign. Beth Edmonds served four terms in the State Senate and was elected Senate President in 2003, making her the second woman to serve in that position.  Environmental groups, LGBT rights groups, labor, and educational groups supported Edmonds in her 2006 run for senate, which she won. Edmonds also has been involved with the National Organization for Women. Continue reading