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Should the legislature stop the UMaine cuts?

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Political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discussed an array of topics during tonight’s newscast including Gov. LePage’s welfare bills and which, if any, will survive. Additionally, they discussed the politics behind de-funding the Maine Rides program and the Alexander Report. Finally, they tackled whether the legislature should be stepping in to block the university of […]

Do Hampden Councilors have a right to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance?

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Political Analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss the controversy in Hampden surrounding a youtube video depicting two Hampden Town Councilors/Veterans refusing to stand up for the pledge of allegiance during Council Meetings. Do they have the right? How will it play out politically? Phil & Ethan also discuss a bill before the legislature that would […]

Irresponsible spending by LePage or political posturing by the legislature?

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Yesterday we spoke with our political analysts on two hot button issues in front of the legislature this week. The Legislature voted to defund the Alexander Report and while Phil Harriman said it’s political posturing, Ethan Strimling said the report had major flaws. “The legislature is saying if you aren’t going to stop this irresponsible spending […]

Is it time to repeal term limits?

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Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling spoke with Pat Callaghan about a number of issues ranging from whether Collins and King should vote to declassify the “enhanced interrogation” report, arming forest rangers, capping the charitable donations deduction on income taxes, and whether term limits should be repealed, as Governor LePage declared this week. Plus, which party gained […]

What is wrong with Gov LePage asking the voters if they want smaller government?

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The Maine Legislature will vote on the Republican MaineCare compromise bill Wednesday. With the Affordable Care Act and discussion of Medicaid expansion, Maine is in the middle of a policy push and pull. Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling joined the Morning Report to discuss Medicaid expansion and other Maine political issues. LePage has also now proposed to […]

Will “Open for Business” open any businesses?

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Keeping a promise he made during his State of the State address, Governor Paul LePage announced his new plan to attract big businesses to two former air bases in Maine. The governor says his plan would give big incentives to any business that can invest at least $50,000,000, hire at least 1,500 employees, and locate at either the former Loring […]