President Barack Obama recognizes that NAFTA hurt American manufacturing. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is not NAFTA. It should be judged on it’s own merits or faults. Obama invites lawmakers to look at his agreement and ask him specific questions.
Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign aimed at Maine’s heroin epidemic. The one minute PSA features Henry ‘Skip’ Gates, a resident of Skowhegan. His son William Gates was an accomplished downhill ski-racer and a molecular genetics student at the University of Vermont at the time of his fatal heroin overdose in 2009.
A proposed law introduced by Rep. Adam Goode would improve workplace chemical management and safety to ensure safer workplaces and healthier communities.
Chemicals and toxic substances can pose a wide range of health and physical hazards to Maine workers. According to Occupational Health and Safety, chemicals in the workplace lead to over 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Since Gov. LePage’s first election, Maine Democrats have been throwing from their back foot, unable to out-message or out-maneuver the governor and championing policies that failed to resonate with Maine’s working-class voters.