Tag Archives: Rep. Chellie Pingree

Editorial: A Tale of Two Districts | Bangor Daily News

Lawmakers soon will be faced with radically different plans for redrawing the boundary between the state’s two congressional districts. One features straighter lines and a difference of only one person between the two districts — top priorities for the state’s Republicans. It does, however, move about 360,000 people from one district to another. The Democratic plan moves Vassalboro from the 1st District to the 2nd.

The choice for lawmakers should be easy — they should go with the simplest change that meets the requirements of the law and affects the fewest voters.

Recent history has shown this is unlikely to happen. Redistricting lines were imposed by the state supreme court in 2003 because lawmakers couldn’t agree on a plan. Maine doesn’t have to go down this road again.

Click to read the rest of the editorial by The Bangor Daily News.

Ill Mainer flown home in Sussman’s jet dies | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Ill Mainer flown home in Sussman’s jet dies | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Clinton rallies base for Mitchell | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Clinton rallies base for Mitchell | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Portland to host waterfront conference | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland to host waterfront conference | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Obamas coming to Mount Desert for some RandR | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Obamas coming to Mount Desert for some R&R | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine craft beer headed for White House | Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Maine craft beer headed for White House | Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Maine delegation’s only ‘undecided’ is feeling heat over health care vote | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine delegation’s only ‘undecided’ is feeling heat over health care vote | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[For full disclosure, Rep. Michaud and I are not related. To the best of my knowledge, anyway. — KM]

Maine Congressional delegation sends off 1136th in crowded ceremony at UMaine | Bangor Daily News

Congressional delegation sends off 1136th in crowded ceremony at UMaine – Bangor Daily News.

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ splits Maine congressional delegation | Portland Press Herald

 ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ splits state delegation | Portland Press Herald.