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Abortion

Abortions Maine and US 1978-2012

Abortion has been the center of political conflict for much of the last one hundred years, but especially so since the United State Supreme Court ruled in 1973, in the case of Roe v. Wade, that prohibition of abortion is … Continue reading

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Conventional Wisdom Quiz

Test your assumptions underlying public policy in Maine. Choose the answer closest to your own, then check yourself below. 1. Percent of the Maine population in Fiscal Year 2010 that were State employees (in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial departments) … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1972

May 20, 1972 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Preamble The Democratic Party, realizing its role as a major party is to continually strive for improving governmental service to the citizens of Maine, takes pride in past accomplishments but is fully aware … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1978

Logo on 1978 Democratic Platform Publication

Chapter 1 PREAMBLE 1. The 1978 State Democratic Party Platform is dedicated to the well being of all citizens of Maine. The Platform, presented herein, is based on reasonable expectations for all people and a philosophical approach to achieving the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1980

Logo on the 1980 Platform Publication

CHAPTER ONE EDUCATION AND CULTURE Sec. 10. PREAMBLE It is essential that communities be unified in support of a sound educational system. To this end, parents and teachers should be deeply involved in the decision-making process. Sec. 11. ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1982

PREAMBLE The Reagan Administration poses a clear threat to the social, economic and environmental goals and values held by the Maine Democratic Party. Maine ’s natural resources are threatened by Republican policies developed to promote short-term economic gain. Federal leadership … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1984

STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PURPOSES In this year 1984, in recognition of the unprecedented danger of nuclear war and in response to the severe erosion of national commitment to the principles of the Constitution under the Reagan Administration, we set … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1986

*** STATE ISSUES *** PREAMBLE We, the Democratic Party of the State of Maine, affirm our belief in the benefit of state government. The Democratic Party has in the past 20 years accomplished: * Significant increases in employment and income; … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1990

We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, affirm our belief in democratic government. The Maine Democratic Party remains the party of the people, recognizing grassroots participation as indispensable to our progress. Current economic uncertainty does not invalidate the essential … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1992

Logo on the 1992 Democratic Platform Publication

DEFINING PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, adopt this platform as an affirmation of our belief in Democratic government. Though the issues of the day may change, the principles upon which this party rests remain as relevant … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2004

The 2004 Convention dissolved due to the loss of a quorum to conduct business at 3 p.m., approximately three hours after its scheduled adjournment time. At that time, the Convention had acted on 16 proposed amendments, while 20 proposed amendments … Continue reading

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Elections, Initiatives

No on Resort Casino Sign, November, 2003

Votes on citizen initiatives since 1911 The state constitution allows citizens to place issues on the statewide ballot by petition. In its first thirty-seven years, only six initiated bills qualified to be placed on a ballot; only two passed. In … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2000

Maine Greens Logo 2004

              Introduction The 2004 Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2004

Introduction The 2004 Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2010

The Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized by value-based … Continue reading

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November 2

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1799 Birth date of U.S. Senator (1833-1836) Ether Shepley, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1980

(Adopted by the 1980 Maine Republican State Convention) The Republican Party of the State of Maine offers for public consideration the following Platform. It is the result of suggestions received from individuals, town caucuses, and fifteen hearings throughout the State, … Continue reading

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