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John Martin

Better Know Some Districts

Matt Gagnon of Pine Tree Politics has taken on the Sisyphean task of writing his own detailed description of every one of Maine's 151 House Districts, starting with District 1. I wish him the best of luck (and humbly suggest that he might find the Citizen's Guide to be a useful companion in his effort).

No Easy Choices on Budget

A good summary of the new budget outlook:


No easy choices here. Most agree there will have to be big cuts to important programs as well as tax increases. Turns out the federal stimulus money didn't actually solve all our problems.

The Maine Legislature: The Musical

Jessica Alaimo at PolitickerME captures a rather awkward musical interlude during a House Republican caucus meeting.