A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

By Sen. Scott Cyrway Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

By Sen. Brad Farrin Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

Maine Lawmaking Continues Through the Pandemic

by Senator Rick Bennett It was a busy two-day legislative session in mid-March. Two items were of particularly noteworthy in the Maine Senate.  First, I introduced a joint resolution to end the state of emergency.  In my floor speech, I pointed out that the emergency Governor Mills proclaimed a full year ago has been extended … Continue reading Maine Lawmaking Continues Through the Pandemic

On Censorship, Big Tech, and Fear of Speaking Out

By Sen. Lisa Keim, January 26, 2021 Censorship has exploded since the January 6th incident at the Capitol. The silencing of statements that could be construed as favorable to Trump, has extended to include persons who hold conservative views, especially those who question November’s presidential election results. In USA Today, columnist Rachel Bovard relates the Big Tech’s … Continue reading On Censorship, Big Tech, and Fear of Speaking Out

We Cannot Control COVID-19 at All Cost

By Senator Lisa Keim As the pandemic grinds on, we now have nearly one year of data and experience. The narrative should be evolving, as increased knowledge replaces shadowy fear with fact. However, rather than focusing on ‘good’ news, media and government public relations outreach continues to drive a sense of hopelessness, having shifted attention … Continue reading We Cannot Control COVID-19 at All Cost