Author: Ellie Espling

Representative Ellie Espling is the Assistant House Republican Leader and represents House District 65, which includes Part of Poland in Androscoggin County, and all of New Gloucester in Cumberland County.

Regardless of your party affiliation, what happened in the Maine House of Representatives this week should infuriate us all. Maine law permits the Governor to submit bills anytime the Legislature is in session. This is exactly what happened on Tuesday, when the Governor submitted LD 1652, a bill that sought to deny state aid for school funding, General Assistance and municipal revenue sharing to any municipality that “formally or informally” resists the exchange of any individual’s immigration status. Like every other piece of legislation that is properly before the House, the bill was set to be referenced to the appropriate…

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