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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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Bully At The Helm Print E-mail

By Don Loprieno
Published: June 28, 2015
The View from Here -- Bangor Daily News

Travel on public carriers is safer today than driving in traffic because those piloting the aircraft or guiding the ocean liner are trained professionals who have demonstrated experience and good judgment. That’s a good thing, but what about the ship of state? What if the captain is vindictive, petulant, and infantile? Even worse, what if there’s a bully at the helm?

Time for Legislators to Examine the Cascade Fund! Print E-mail


Following legislation passed in 2003, 39% of slot machine revenue from Maine casinos is allocated to the state in a distribution framework often referred to as the "Cascade Fund." From 2005-2011, Hollywood Slots distributed $103.2 million of its profits, some to the Fund for a Healthy Maine, the University and community college system and even to the general fund, but over two-thirds of those profits went to the harness racing industry in various forms of support, despite the sport's precipitous decline in popularity and revenue. 

Action Alert: Please Support L.D. 335! Print E-mail
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PLEASE SUPPORT LD 335: "An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops."

Maine Friends of Animals and Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills (MCAPM) jointly submitted L.D. 335: "An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops" to the Maine Legislature.  If enacted, this bill will work to ban the retail sales of mill puppies and kittens in Maine pet shops. We need your help to pass this ground-breaking legislation.


L.D 335: An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops - Fact Sheet Print E-mail

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MFOA is excited to partner with Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills (MCAPM) this legislative session, through our joint submission of “An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops.” If enacted, this bill will ban the retail sales of puppies and kittens in Maine pet shops. 

Following is a "Fact Sheet" about this Bill which can be shared with legislators, friends and family members interested in learning how this Bill will benefit Maine.


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