Tag: Maine

Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine Tuition-Assistance Program for Religious Discrimination

The Supreme Court voted 6–3 to strike down as unconstitutional a Maine law that excludes families from a student aid program if they choose to send their children to religious schools, in a decision released June 21. The ruling is a defeat for the Biden administration, which supported Maine’s position. Under the program, school districts…


Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine’s Ban on Funding for Religious Schools

The Supreme Court voted 6–3 to strike down as unconstitutional a Maine law that excludes families from a student aid program if they choose to send their children to religious schools, in a decision released June 21. The ruling is a defeat for the Biden administration, which supported Maine’s position. Under the program, school districts…


Portland Tries Different Approaches to Absorb Immigrant Influx

Every town is a border town. Just ask Democrat city officials in Portland, Maine, struggling to provide social services to a flood of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants from all over the world. Meanwhile, Maine’s Republican Party is working to help a group of recent arrivals that are largely being ignored—legal immigrants. To accomplish their…


Soros-backed Challenger Ousts Incumbent Prosecutor in Maine Race

In the race to become the top prosecutor in Maine’s largest county, George Soros-backed candidate Jacqueline Sartoris ousted incumbent Jonathan Sahrbeck. With 94 percent of precincts counted, Sartoris won with 15,209 votes, or 65 percent, compared to Sahrbeck’s 8,069 votes in the June 14 Democratic primary, according to local station WMTM. Since there were the…


DC Insider Wins Maine US House Republican Primary

Maine Republicans on June 24 decided that they want former Congressman Bruce Poliquin to once again represent their interests in Washington. Decision Desk HQ called the race for Poliquin at 10:23 p.m. ET. Poliquin, who has the backing of Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage, was a 2019 Trump nominee to the government-run Securities Investment Protection Corporation…


Two Maine Republicans Face Off in Primary to Challenge House Democrat

Maine, the Welcome Home state known most historically as Vacationland, seems like an unassuming political influence in the national arena with its highest building being a Catholic church and its biggest industry being tourism. However, Tuesday’s primaries in the contested race for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives may have…


2 Maine Republicans Face Off in Primary to Challenge House Democrat

Maine, the Welcome Home State known most historically as Vacationland, seems like an unassuming political influence in the national arena, with its highest building being a Catholic church and its biggest industry being tourism. However, the June 14 primaries in the contested race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House may have…


Federal Judge Says No to Anonymity for Healthcare Workers Suing Over COVID Vaccine

A federal judge ruled late last month that a group of Maine health care workers who have a lawsuit challenging the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate pending before the U.S. Supreme Court cannot remain anonymous. In a May 31 ruling, Maine Chief U.S. District Judge Jon Levy gave the nine workers in Maine, mostly nurses, until…


Federal Judge Says No to Anonymity for Health Care Workers Suing Over COVID Vaccine

A federal judge ruled late last month that a group of Maine health care workers who have a lawsuit challenging the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate pending before the U.S. Supreme Court cannot remain anonymous. In a May 31 ruling, Maine Chief U.S. District Judge Jon Levy gave the nine workers in Maine, mostly nurses, until…


Meet Maine’s Passionate Seafaring Couple Wowing Travelers with Relaxing Windjammer Adventures

One could say that the husband and wife co-captains of the J. & E. Riggin windjammer were destined to one day own and command this particular vessel. Justin Schaefer and Jocelyn Schmidt both grew up on the water. Justin, at just a year and a half old, was introduced to sailing by his captain father….