Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Friday, May 13, 2005


Tomorrow should be an interesting day. The base closures will be announced at 9:15 and state Republicans say they'll be publicly addressing the concerns about their veto attempt sometime around then as well (things look hopeful for some kind of resolution). My plan for tomorrow is to head down to Augusta and sit in on the Judiciary committee hearings on the medical malpractice bill, then head back to Bangor to canvass on Social Security in the evening.

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So what is the Baldacci/LIB/Progressive DEM plan to replace the $64k salaries at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the accounting center at Limestone, declines in shipbuilding at BIW and who ever is left at NASB?

Thanks for your support of Tom Allen; who failed Maine miserably.

Will the last person out of Maine turn off the furnace...oh, right we couldn't afford heating oil.


Posted by HOUSE

5/13/2005 10:00:00 AM


I would think Maine's two Senators who belong to the Party in power would have more influence over this than Tom Allen. The minority in the House can't even get bills introduced let alone influence the outcome.

I'm very disappointed in Susan and Olympia and how THEIR PARTY is screwing with 7000 jobs in Maine and the economy of the surrounding areas.

Olympia may call it a travesty but it's her party making the rules.

This is a sad day for Maine and NH regardless of whose fault it is. 

Posted by Maura

5/13/2005 11:12:00 AM


This is a sad day for Maine and NH regardless of whose fault it is. 

True enough. Living in Bath has made it incredibly obvious how bad this is for this area. With the 2,300+ from BNAS due for reassignment, and BIW eliminating its third shift entirely, I fear for the economic and social repercussions we're going to face.

Going to talk to a friend later today -- her husband is stationed at BNAS. Wonder if she's even heard the news yet. 

Posted by Jason

5/13/2005 12:01:00 PM



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