Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Augustan: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Department of Corrections commissioner proposed closing the Long Creek Youth Development Center, the largest youth detention center in Maine, as a way to save money.

Ron Bancroft: Maine cannot afford to balance budget with increases in taxes or other state fees.

State Attorney General filed a civil rights complaint against five Baileyville men for their attacks on five Indian Township youth.

BDN: Penobscot Nation should be able to build a casino with slot machines only after a statewide vote on the matter.

Dr. Erik Steele: Proposal to cut Medicaid reimbursement to physicians who are employed by hospitals would disproportionately affect Maine's sickest, poorest, and most rural patients.

Bob St. Peter: State should legalize marijuana.

Educators offered cautious praise for the Department of Education's proposed changes to high school graduation requirements.

Clinton B. "Bill" Townsend: Support LD 1957 because it will overturn a 1995 law that led to a drastic reduction in the state's alewife population.

- John C.L. Morgan

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