Big Mac or $800 Million?
For the price of one pizza, fast food meal, or other inexpensive item, we could save Maine taxpayers more than $800 million over the next decade. Republican legislative leaders explained how in a news conference this morning.
In the Arena
Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau and Justin Alfond went "In the Arena" on WCSH TV. Bonds, balancing the budget, and Medicaid expansion were among the topics discussed.
Senator Susan Collins Visits Maine Legislature
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) paid a visit to the Maine State House today where she addressed a joint caucus of the Maine Senate and House of Representatives. Senators Collins made a brief speech about what was happening in Washington before taking a few questions from legislators.
Senator Roger Katz and Former House Speaker Hannah Pingree will Talk Issues on new Television Program
“Pingree and Katz – The Maine Event” will Air Statewide
AUGUSTA – Former Democratic House Speaker Hannah Pingree and Republican State Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec) have announced the launch of a new weekly statewide television program that will focus on political and public policy issues important to all of Maine. "Pingree and Katz – the Maine Event" will air throughout the state on Time Warner Cable. Exploring such varied subjects as welfare reform, the legalization of marijuana, and gun control from the Republican and Democratic perspective, Speaker Pingree and Senator Katz will bring together Maine’s most interesting guests to debate the issues of the day in a lively back and forth format. At the end of each show, Maine humorist Gary Crocker will give his own unique take from his “home” in West Gardiner.
“Pingree and Katz” will air Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Channel 9 and will be repeated several other times during the week. Check local listings for additional air dates. Additionally, the show may be streamed online by accessing the show’s Facebook page, at facebook.com/pingreeandkatzthemaineevent.
On their debut show beginning Feb. 11, 2014 Hannah and Roger debate the legalization of marijuana. Guests include Senator David Burns and Dr. Jeff Barkin advocating against legalization, and Representative Diane Russell and David Boyer making the case for it.
Sponsors of the program include the Maine Credit Union League, MacDonald Page and LogistiCare.
The show is produced by Andy Collar at Digital Spirit Media 557-9022.