1. WHERE IS IT? SPRING! WHERE ARE YOU?
Wednesday is expected to be a chilly one! But at least it's not expected to snow. (Quick! Someone knock on wood!)
2. PROPOSED MAINE POWER DELIVERY AUTHORITY
Maine legislators are being asked to create a consumer-owned electric utility. Rep. Seth Berry's proposal would create the Maine Power Delivery Authority, which Berry says would operate the utility as a non-profit business. He says the goal of this would be to significantly lower the cost of delivering electricity to Mainers.
3. RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL VACCINE EXEMPTIONS VOTE
The Maine Senate voted 18-17 Tuesday in favor of a version of LD 798, which would remove a parents right to choose whether or not to vaccinate their children for religious or philosophical reasons.
4. HEALTHCARE FUNDING SUPPORT FOR ABORTIONS
The Maine Senate endorsed a bill Tuesday that would allow state tax dollars to be used for Mainecare funding for abortions. Gov. Janet Mills' administration backed the legislation, which would provide public funding of abortions for low-income women through Mainecare, Maine's Medicaid program, and require private insurance to cover.
5. WHO GETS THE DOG AFTER A BREAKUP?
When a relationship ends, who gets the dog? A Bangor woman is suing her ex-boyfriend for the custody of their dog, honey. Maine state law doesn't have the same custody laws for people who are not married and Jessica Sardina's attorney says this case could change that since the case has made it all the way to the state supreme court.