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Nicole Witherbee

Equal Marriage on the Air

For a good overview of each side's arguments in the same-sex marriage debate, check out this podcast of Nicole Witherbee from the Maine Center for Economic Policy discussing the legislation with Sen. Dennis Damon and Betsy Smith of Equality Maine:

...and this interview with Mark Mutty of the Portland Catholic Dioceses on WGAN:

Damon also discusses what led him to submit the bill, the correspondence he's received from his constituents, and the next steps in passing the legislation.

Small Businesses for Universal Health Care

The small businesses that make up the backbone of the American economy desperately need better health care options, and a new report released today by the Main Street Alliance says a large majority support a public option and would even be willing to pay more in taxes to get it.

The report looked at small businesses in 12 states including Maine, and some small businesspeople gathered in Augusta today to launch the report and share their own health care stories.

More video:
Dean Powers of the Maine People's Alliance introduces the report
Nicole Witherbee of the Maine Center for Economic Policy
Sheryl Ostrow, owner of Mallard's Crossing in Bangor