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Maine House Testimony on LD 1066, Medicaid Expansion Bill (VIDEO)- Part 2

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Videos in chronological order of speaker of the Maine House floor debate on LD 1066 (HP 759), “An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding”, sponsored by Representative Linda Sanborn (D-Gorham), June 3, 2013. The House passed the bill as amended 89-51 (11 absent) on Monday and faces the Senate for its first reading and vote tomorrow.

*Related: Maine House Testimony On LD 1066, Medicaid Expansion Bill (VIDEO)- Part 1

10. Rep. Josh Plante (D-Berwick) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

11. Rep. Ann Dorney (D-Norridgewock) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

12. Rep. Linda Sanborn (D-Gorham) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

13. Rep. Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)- Part 2

14. Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

15. Rep. Anne Graham (D-N Yarmouth) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

16. Rep. Henry Bear (Maliseet) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

17. Asst Majority Leader Jeff McCabe (D-Skowhegan) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

18. Rep. Craig Hickman (D-Winthrop) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

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Maine House Testimony on LD 1066, Medicaid Expansion Bill (VIDEO)- Part 1

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Videos in chronological order of speaker of the Maine House floor debate on LD 1066 (HP 759), “An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding”, sponsored by Representative Linda Sanborn (D-Gorham), June 3, 2013. The House passed the bill as amended 89-51 (11 absent) on Monday and faces the Senate for its first reading and vote tomorrow.

1. Rep. Richard Malaby (R-Hancock) Speaks in Opposition of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

2. Rep. Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)- Part 1

3. Rep. Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) Speaks in Opposition of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

4. Rep. James Campbell (I-Newfield) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

5. Rep. Jane Pringle (D-Windham) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

6. Rep. Deb Sanderson (R-Chelsea) Speaks in Opposition of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

7. Rep. Paul McGowan (D-York) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

8. Rep. Lawrence Lochman (R-Amherst) Speaks in Opposition of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

9. Rep. Gay Grant (D-Gardiner) Speaks in Support of LD 1066 (Medicaid Expansion)

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Maine Senate Recognizes Retiring AP Reporter Glenn Adams

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

(Glenn’s work is well known for being some of the truest and best content available in Maine. His presence will be missed, especially in the State House. ~AP)

Minority Leader Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec):

    “…perhaps the best example of that I know is someone who has served as the Associated Press here in Maine, and the State House here in particular, is Glenn Adams, who has seen huge changes within his industry over the years and may probably be described as ‘old school’, a reporter who is careful about his sources, careful about the accuracy of his reports, and is careful presenting only the truth.”

Senator John Tuttle (D-York):

    “I think Glenn and I came in about the same time… Glenn, you’re a good guy, a good reporter, a very honorable man, it’s a pleasure to know you and I hope maybe we can convince you to run for this body… Anyways, congratulations, Glenn; it’s gonna be very hard to replace you.”

Senator Anne Haskell (D-Cumberland):

Senator Anne Haskell (D-Portland) thanks retiring AP correspondent Glenn Adams (grey shirt) in the Senate on Tuesday. Adams is retiring after more than 32 years in the field.

Senator Anne Haskell (D-Portland) thanks retiring AP correspondent Glenn Adams (grey shirt) in the Senate on Tuesday. Adams is retiring after more than 32 years in the field.

    “One of the things I always appreciated about Glenn was when he came to ask you about something, there was a little bit of background in the discussions, and it was always interesting to have those discussions, because of the length of time we had been here, he had seen over and over again, perhaps, the same thing- we would remember, what about this, what about that, it was a yes, and then it was a no… and so that history and that background gave depth, color and truth to his stories and that was an important part of what Glenn brought to his profession.”

Senate Majority Leader Seth Goodall (D-Sagadahoc):

    “… Glenn is that type of guy who is so quiet on his feet, he had a clip board in his hand, and you’d often find a spot with him leaning up against the wall to have a conversation with him, I would agree that what else- whatever was or was not said, as far as his stories were always accurate and always fair, and he was the only one to accurately report that Senator Katz is actually a Yankees fan… just kidding, of course (laughs).

    But no, Glenn is a terrific gentleman and he always made the day a little bit easier and his stories were 100% accurate and very fair, and I think that’s very important for the media, it’s very important for our communities and it’s very important for the state, because we depend on the media to tell our story back home. To tell it fairly, so our constituents understand what is going on here, and it is truly a loss for the institution of the legislature to have someone like Glenn retire.”


From the printed Senate calendar, 6/4/13:

    “Glenn Adams, of Augusta, on his retirement as an Associated Press correspondent after more than 32 years of service. Mr. Adams grew up in New Jersey and had his first news story published in the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ at the age of 14. He worked for newspapers in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area and also spent a year travelling the world as an editor of the on-board newspaper for the luxury liner “Queen Elizabeth 2″. Mr Adams and his wife Betty moved to this area in 1981 and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, all born in Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on the occasion of his retirement.”
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Goodall Named New England Regional SBA Administrator

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

goodallMaine Senate Majority Leader Seth Goodall of Richmond has been appointed by the Obama Administration as Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration, which includes Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The position of regional administrator was vacated in 2012 when Jeanne Hulit, who had been the regional administrator since 2009, was promoted to become the SBA’s associate administrator of the Office of Capital Access.

Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree put Goodall’s name forward for the position last year and congratulated him in a press release this morning.

    “Seth Goodall’s leadership skills and small business experience make him an excellent choice to be the next Regional SBA Administrator. His experience starting, financing, and growing a business position him well to fight for our entrepreneurs. He’s been in their shoes and he knows what it takes to get them to the next level. Seth’s firsthand experience and depth of knowledge in business policy will serve Maine and New England well, and I look forward to working with him,” said Michaud.

    “Seth is just what we need at the SBA,” Pingree said. “He knows what it’s like to have to meet payroll, raise capital and grow a business. The SBA can play an important role in helping small businesses and I’m confident Seth will be able to put those resources to work in New England. I can’t think of a better person for this job.”

Goodall will leave his State Senate seat at the end of the current legislative session to assume his new position at the SBA.

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