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On March 14, across this nation, walkouts are planned to bring to light the seriousness of the gun violence and the school systems in our area. I am appealing to the parents of students: Just let your children walk. Here is a chance to be part of a solution to a problem. The adage of “children should be seen ...
It seems that when the land in northern Maine changed hands so did the respect for the wildlife and environment. The diverse native forests and wildlife habitat are being replaced with farms of softwood trees (not a forest). We have proclaimed the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the North Woods as a ...

The Maine Legislature is considering LD 1781, a $60 million corporate tax break giveaway to General Dynamics, owner of Bath Iron Works. The bill will soon go to the House and Senate for a final vote. Now is the time for Mainers to speak out. It's been interesting to watch legislators who complained about ...
The Legislature is at the moment considering handing over $60 million in funds that are much needed in Maine, not to the people of the state, but to a giant corporation. LD 1781 proposes to give Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company General Dynamics, a healthy dose of corporate welfare ...
The Military-Industrial Complex Is on Corporate Welfare. The Military-Industrial Complex Is on Corporate Welfare. The Pentagon will get an extra $165 billion over the next two years—that's even more than Donald Trump asked for.

Curtis Compton/MCT/NewscomCasey Cagle—Georgia's lieutenant governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate—says he will not support any more corporate welfare for Delta Airlines until the company starts giving National Rifle Association members discounts again. "I will kill any tax legislation that ...
The people of Maine should not be forced to give their hard-earned money to benefit a corporation that is already extremely wealthy, and yet that is exactly what will happen if a bill, LD 1781, now in the Maine Legislature is passed. The corporation is General Dynamics, one of the world's largest so-called ...

TOGETHER AGAIN: Mark Stodola (left) gave his friend, chamber exec Jay Chessir, the critical vote so he could continue to draw a $300,000 taxpayer subsidy to pay his staff. They're shown at the PR gimmick they dreamed up about NOT seeking the Amazon HQ. With a host of chamber of commerce ...
Senator spotlights state's corporate welfare payments. by Max Brantley. February 21, 2018. Facebook; Twitter ... They spend plenty on the political system but, to their credit, their political organization, Americans for Prosperity, claims to oppose corporate welfare payments. (A reader contends the Kochs WILL take state ...
Amazon's Seattle campus. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser). The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the company's second headquarters. The ad criticizes Amazon for seeking government incentives from ...
General Dynamics does not need millions in corporate welfare. In a time of widespread desperate need with shrinking investments in education, health care, infrastructure, meaningful life-supporting local jobs, and environmental sustainability, the CEO of General Dynamics received compensation of $21 ...
A rueful blast from the past in today's “Other Days” column in the Democrat-Gazette. It was timely given what I wrote here yesterday about Little Rock's continued handout of $300,000 to the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to pay salaries of people who lobby against the wishes of many people ...
In response to School Administrative District 13 Superintendent Virginia Rebar's decision to punish students participating in the March 14 National School Walkout, she is missing a teachable moment for her students to discuss gun safety issues and citizen participation in government. Instead, she chose ...
In response to School Administrative District 13 Superintendent Virginia Rebar's decision to punish students participating in the March 14 National School Walkout, she is missing a teachable moment for her students to discuss gun safety issues and citizen participation in government. Instead, she chose ...


 

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