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Security Report 4/12 to 4/19 – The Bowdoin Orient

April 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Sara Caplan

Thursday, April 12

  • An officer provided first-aid for a student who scalded his thigh with hot mashed potato.
  •  A man was given a trespass warning barring him from all College property.
  • Officers dispersed an athletic team’s unregistered event at MacMillan House.

 

Friday, April 13

  • An officer helped a student locate her missing prospective student.
  • A window casing was damaged on the first floor of MacMillan House.
  • A student with a nosebleed was given an escort to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
  • Students report that two local men crossing the Maine Quad were making them uncomfortable. Officer located the two men and instructed them to leave campus.
  • A student was injured in a skateboard spill on Federal Street. An officer brought the student to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation.

 

Saturday, April 14

  •  A carload of students and their guests was observed driving around campus neighborhoods at 1:30 a.m. blaring music, singing and yelling out the windows, running a stop sign, and failing to yield to a group of students approaching a crosswalk. The students were identified and a report was filed.
  • Brunswick police warned a student for being loud and using profanity while walking on Garrison Street at 1:00 a.m.
  • An officer spoke with a group of unsupervised juveniles who were yelling profanities over the public address system at Watson Arena.
  • A student burning cookie dough in a microwave set off a smoke alarm at Maine Hall.
  • Two students who were vaping in Maine Hall activated a smoke alarm. Note: Smoking in campus buildings in prohibited.

 

Sunday, April 15

What did Maine legislators leave on the table? Here are some highlights

April 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers left a host of major issues on the table this week when the 2018 legislative session came to a tumultuous and partisan ending. But thanks to some parliamentary maneuvering, some of those issues could be revived when lawmakers return – likely early next month – to consider the governor’s vetoes.

Amid the last-minute activity prior to Thursday morning’s adjournment, House Democrats quickly killed a slew of bills offered by Gov. Paul LePage dealing with such controversial topics as voter ID, “sanctuary cities” and a training wage for young workers. But there are still dozens of bipartisan measures left unresolved, plus more than 120 bills already approved by the House and Senate that are awaiting decisions about whether they will receive funding. House and Senate leaders will have broad discussions about which bills to bring up, and which they allow to die on the legislative vine.

Here is a recap of some of the major issues debated in the Legislature this year, where they currently stand and their prospects going forward.

MEDICAID EXPANSION

The biggest sticking point of the session, the Medicaid expansion initiative approved by voters last fall, remains in limbo less than three months before the state is supposed to begin covering an additional 70,000-plus adults. Gov. Paul LePage has insisted lawmakers must fund expansion without dipping into the state’s Rainy Day fund or using other “gimmicks.” His administration has also yet to take administrative steps to begin expansion. A budget package proposed by Democrats and

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/19/where-the-bills-are/

Maine medical marijuana reform bill advances – Portland Press Herald

April 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »

A bill to reform the state’s medical marijuana program appeared headed to Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday.

The second major piece of cannabis legislation to pass both houses of the Legislature in as many days would expand the number of people who can qualify for a medical marijuana card, increase the number of state-licensed dispensaries and allow registered caregivers to see more patients, hire more workers and run storefront operations without the threat of legal reprisal. LePage has 10 days to act on the bill once it lands on his desk, although its supporters expect him to veto it.

The status of the bill and whether it needs additional enactment votes was unclear early Thursday, as lawmakers worked late into the night debating whether to extend the session. Enactment votes are procedural actions taken before a bill can advance to the governor.

The Senate voted 25-10 in favor of the bill on Wednesday. The proposal was approved by the House with ease on Friday, without debate or even a roll call.

“Years back, when I first encountered the idea of medical marijuana, I thought it was a joke … just some clever excuse used to try to get to adult-use marijuana, but I was wrong,” said Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, co-chair of the legislative committee that spent months crafting the bill. “My fiancée is a medical cannabis patient. … She suffered with intractable pain for much of her life. I have personally seen how access to this medicine has helped her.”

SHARP CRITICISM FROM GOVERNOR

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Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/18/lawmakers-pass-medical-marijuana-reforms/

Maine lawmakers pass bill to increase patient access to medical …

April 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »

A bill to reform the state’s medical marijuana program was sent to Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday.

The second major piece of cannabis legislation to pass both houses of the Legislature in as many days would expand the number of people who can qualify for a medical marijuana card, increase the number of state-licensed dispensaries and allow registered caregivers to see more patients, hire more workers and run storefront operations without the threat of legal reprisal. LePage has 10 days to act on the bill, although its supporters expect him to veto it.


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The Senate voted 25-10 in favor of the bill on Wednesday. The proposal was approved by the House with ease on Friday, without debate or even a roll call.

“Years back, when I first encountered the idea of medical marijuana, I thought it was a joke … just some clever excuse used to try to get to adult-use marijuana, but I was wrong,” said Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, co-chair of the legislative committee that spent months crafting the bill. “My fiancée is a medical cannabis patient. … She suffered with intractable pain for much of her life. I have personally seen how access to this medicine has helped her.”

SHARP CRITICISM FROM GOVERNOR

This legislative reform has been more than two years in the making, delayed while lawmakers waited to see what would happen to the recreational marijuana bill. After waiting for 18 months, the committee decided it had to push through an omnibus bill

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/18/lawmakers-pass-medical-marijuana-reforms/

Franklin County man to spend at least six years in prison for drug-involved shooting

April 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »




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Timothy Danforth fatally shot Michael Reis nearly two years ago outside Danforth’s father’s mobile home in Wilton in a dispute that involved a $200 marijuana debt.


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Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/04/18/danforth-sent-to-prison-for-first-6-years-of-15-year-term-franklin-county-manslaughter/

Maine lawmakers pass bill to increase patient access to medical marijuana

April 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Maine lawmakers have approved a bill to reform the state’s medical marijuana program, sending the second major cannabis bill to Gov. Paul LePage’s desk in as many days.

The Senate voted 25-10 in favor of a bill that was approved by the House with ease on Friday, without debate or even a roll call. LePage now has 10 days to decide if he will sign it, veto it or let it become law without a signature.


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The bill will expand the number of people who can qualify for medical marijuana cards, boost the number of state-licensed dispensaries and allow caregivers to see more patients, hire more workers and run storefront operations without legal reprisal. It is a committee bill – written by the members of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee – that has been more than two years in the making, delayed while lawmakers waited to see what would happen to the recreational marijuana bill. After waiting for 18 months, the committee decided it had to push through an omnibus bill that would address a range of problems with the program, loosening some overly restrictive rules and adding new ones to close legal loopholes.

The committee wrote the bill expecting a veto, but thinks legislative support for the program runs deep enough to override it, said Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, the committee’s Senate chairman. There was some pushback on the Senate floor on Wednesday, with Sen. Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton, arguing that

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/18/lawmakers-pass-medical-marijuana-reforms/

Bill to launch recreational marijuana in Maine heads to LePage, who …

April 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

The Maine Legislature on Tuesday sent a bill to launch the adult-use marijuana market to Gov. Paul LePage.

The two-term Republican now has 10 days to take action. He can sign the bill, allow it to go into law without his signature, or use his gubernatorial veto to try to kill it, which is what he has vowed to do. LePage, a staunch opponent of marijuana, said he doesn’t want Maine to operate two different marijuana programs – medical and adult-use – with two different tax rates and two different sets of rules.

The legislation may soon be joined by another marijuana bill. The House on Friday approved a bill to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana program without debate or even a roll call vote. That bill is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate on Wednesday, the last day of the legislative session, which would send the second major marijuana bill to LePage’s desk in as many days.

The Senate’s vote Tuesday on final enactment of the recreational bill – 25-10, in favor – was a procedural action taken when both chambers of the Legislature approve the same wording of a bill. The vote mirrored one taken last week, picking up one more “yes” vote from a senator who had been absent from the first vote.

The House took its procedural, or concurrence, vote last week, but the margin of victory there was narrower than in the first House vote, where

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/17/recreational-marijuana-bill-on-its-way-to-lepage/

Patriot’s Day Smoke-In, Funds for Election Security and Other Things You Need to Know Today

April 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Here are the things you need to know today……

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Maine election officials are deciding how to use up to $3.3 million in federal funds to help increase election security. US News reports this is  Maine’s share of the $380 million 2018 Help America Vote Act Election Security Grant Program.

Gas prices are up in Maine. USNews found that the average retail gasoline prices in the state have risen 4 cents in the past week, to an average of $2.69 per gallon. GasBuddy says the national average gas price has risen 5.2 cents in the past week to $2.71. The national average has increased 17.7 cents per gallon in the last month and stands 30.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Donny Christen has spent Patriot’s Day hosting a smoke-in for the legalization of marijuana on the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse in Skowhegan. He has been doing it since 1991.  WABI reported he is not in great heath and this could be his last year. His friends will keep the tradition going until marijuana is fully legalized.

Gov LePage is saying he will veto the recreation marijuana use bill.