Friday, February 15, 2008

The Augustan: Friday, February 15, 2008

LD 2051, a bill that would prohibit the sale of firearms to minors, was endorsed by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in a 12-0 vote.

Director of the Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security says Maine must diversify its sources of energy.

Maine State Museum will not charge admission Saturday to anyone who shows up with a piece of firewood.

PPH: Parents of King Middle School students should be allowed to opt out of birth control services at the school's clinic.

Tom Doak and Jon Olson: Governor Baldacci's proposal to merge the departments of Agriculture, Conservation, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Marine Resources misses the mark.

Official who helped an Irish citizen obtain a Maine driver's license is the target of an internal investigation by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Department of Transportation commissioner and governor listened to complaints about the road conditions on Routes 52 and 235.

State Senate upheld Governor Baldacci's nomination of Mila Kofman to head the state's Bureau of Insurance in a 18-17, party-line vote.

John Martin presents the history of the Maine Method and says Maine should embrace the National Popular Vote Compact Plan in the election of the country's president.

Department of Transportation will begin an 18-month study on the environmental impact of a bridge and downtown bypass in Skowhegan.

KJ: Task force assigned to studying the state's regulations concerning wind power performed an important public service.

Patsy Garside Crocket: LD 2044, a bill that would prohibit patients and their insurance providers from being billed for a hospital's mistake, should be passed because patients shouldn't have to pay for medical errors.

Transportation Committee heard testimony concerning a bill that would prohibit non-residents from obtaining a Maine driver's license.

Study: Most Maine districts are spending more than the state recommends, and is not passing full property tax relief on to property owners.

- John C.L. Morgan

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