Representatives Tim Driscoll (D-Westbrook) and Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook) supported LD 2246 yesterday. The bill, according to the Maine Votes database, would extend the ConnectME Authority and the "associated tax reimbursement for advanced communications technology infrastructure investment" beyond their original January 1, 2009 repeal.
The Maine House of Representatives passed the legislation, 130-0. Eighty-three percent of House Democrats supported the bill, 0% of Democrats opposed the bill, and 16% of Democrats did not vote. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans supported the bill, 0% of Republicans opposed it, and 10% of House Republicans did not vote. And finally, 50% of independents supported LD 2246, and 50% of independents did not vote.
- John C.L. Morgan