Who is Maine Senator Angus King?

Strange Bedfellows

“In our previous Dark to Light posts we’ve been sharing open source material on who Senator Angus King is and about his rise to power and wealth.
Sorry to have to bring this bad news to Mainers, but we got took by all these reps we dearly loved all these years. The question is do you know their secrets? We hope to reveal them all in time.”

View HERE.

Dark to Light- Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Source: The County Blog

Let the light shine bright!

For more info check out names in the “category” section on right side of this page.

Related:

Angus King Has “ducked” Since He First Ran For Governor In The Early 90’s

Angus King’s List Of Key “serve at the pleasure” Of The Governor Positions

U.S. Congressman Angus King’s View Of IRS Scandal…How About The Scandal In Maine?

This evidence speaks for itself and (former) Governor King’s threat to one of the people “shocks the conscience.”

Can we put our faith and belief into Maine’s Senators Susan Collins and Angus King’s Pursuits?

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Published in: on February 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”…..Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Janet Mills and Former Governor Joe Brennan

“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”…..Corruption in Maine has been ongoing for years…..and continues today. Folks, please view this most powerful video https://unmasker4maine.wordpress.com/…/most-powerful-revea…/

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“I’m deeply honored to have the endorsement of former Attorney General and Governor of Maine, Joe Brennan.

“On issues from expanding healthcare coverage to environmental protection, Janet has always stood to protect the vulnerable and temper the powerful.

Just as important, among the Democratic candidates for Governor, only Janet Mills has shown the ability to win elections north of Portland. Janet has won majority votes in her four District Attorney general elections and in four legislative elections, all in Maine’s Second Congressional district. Janet Mills clearly has shown she can win the Blaine House.

A lifelong Democrat, a founder of the Maine Women’s Lobby, a person known and respected in all corners of Maine, Janet Mills will lead Maine with character, compassion and dignity.“

– Former Governor Joe Brennan

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES….AND THEIR SUPPORTERS!

Published in: on May 31, 2018 at 2:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Unannounced, Secretive Prison Closure Under Cover Of Darkness Stuns Washington County

BDN reports “Locals accuse LePage of ‘Gestapo tactics’ for prison shutdown ‘raid’”

“Gov. Paul LePage’s unannounced closure of Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport on Friday has left many different kinds of businesses in eastern Washington County without workers.

County small business owners, already beleaguered by long-term erosion of the region’s core industries, woke up Friday to learn that work-release employees expected to be at work that day were on buses to other parts of the state.

A human resources manager at the Lobster Trap, Carol Geel saw the prisoner transport buses and Maine State Police teams that had arrived at the prison at 4:30 a.m.

Read more HERE  and HERE.

Newscentermaine reports “Former Downeast Correctional Facility employee is angry at Maine’s Governor Paul LePage. Kevin Mallay told NEWS CENTER Maine’s Samantha York he was, ‘SHOCKED,’ that officials emptied the facility in the early hours of Friday morning.

‘Shocked we have a governor that would come here with armed guards, with rifles, and remove people from (their) post,’ said Mallay.” Read more and view Gov Paul LePage comments on DEC, click here.

Gov Paul LePage comments on DEC

Governor LePage states “At some point it was gonna close and I saw today as an ability to save the state a little bit more money and to help the legislature fund Medicaid expansion which passed in November.”

Governor LePage is concerned about the “estimated $60 million a year cost be paid for without any tax increases” and “the legislature’s duty to the people of Maine to identify a way to pay for expansion.”

Bottom line….money….

If both sides are concerned about the taxpayers of Maine, why have both sides refused to take action on Medicaid fraud?

Why have taxpayers, on both sides of this issue, refused to demand a full investigation as to where their money has been “doled out”?

Shouldn’t taxpayers demand the return of their money? Shouldn’t the Governor and legislators demand investigation and recoup the extorted funds?

It was discovered through the Medicaid printout that North Country Health Care Assoc. received Medicaid payments for the nursing home in 1998, a corporation that was not licensed at the time of receipt of Medicaid funding. 

Medicaid printout, click here.
Related: Medicaid/Medicare Fraud! So Goes Maine…So Goes Florida

Published in: on February 11, 2018 at 11:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Maine Governor Joseph E. Brennan Archives To Be Dedicated In Portland

PPH reports “The newly created Governor Joseph E. Brennan Archives will be dedicated Wednesday evening during a ceremony at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., in Portland.

Brennan, 82, served as Maine’s 70th governor from 1979 to 1987.

Members of the Brennan Archives Committee have spent the past three years compiling more than 60 hours of filmed interviews with former staffers, colleagues, friends, family members, and state officials recalling Brennan’s long public service career.

The Brennan Archives will feature more than 144 television clips and stories about Brennan, digitized for the first time.

The archives will be stored at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, which is on the corner of Gray and State streets. They will be available to the public.

“We wanted scholars, researchers and visitors to the Archives to see and hear firsthand from those who worked with Governor Brennan what was accomplished from 1979 to 1987, how it was accomplished….”

“The interviews are fascinating and remind us of all that was accomplished during the Brennan years….”  Read more HERE.

For the sake of fairness to the public…. A MOST POWERFUL, REVEALING VIDEO BY TOM DUNN should be included in these archives during Governor Brennan’s tenure as Governor. View video HERE.

Related:

Tom Dunn credentials

Bridge 1

Bridge 2

Bridge 3

DOT Chief Resigns

Tom’s Summary – Brennan Criminal Legacy

Bus Trip To DC

Brennan timeline

Published in: on September 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm  Comments (3)  

Talkshoe Radio – The Maine Supreme Court’s Advisory Opinion Over Disputed Governor Paul LePage Vetoes

Discussion on the advisory opinion released by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
9:00 PM EDT

Call in Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 27398#

Click here to join in online.

EPISODE 68  LISTEN HERE.

1826   Question of Law 

1831   Question of Law 

1857   Question of Law

1861   Question of Law 

1873  Question of Law

1891   Question of Law

1901   Question of Law  

1990   Question of Law

1993   Question of Law

EPISODE 67, LISTEN HERE. – – Talkshoe Radio – Maine Supreme Court Oral Arguments Over Disputed Governor Paul LePage Vetoes, click here.

EPISODE 66, LISTEN HERE. – Talkshoe Radio – Was Maine Governor Paul LePage Set Up? Click here.

EPISODE 65, LISTEN HERE. – Talkshoe Radio – Maine Exposed: Adjournment Fiasco Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and The Legislature, click here.

Published in: on August 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm  Comments (1)  

Talkshoe Radio – Was Maine Governor Paul LePage Set Up?

Discussion on the adjournment fiasco between Governor Paul LePage and the Legislature with Constitutional Researcher Phil Merletti.

This is NOT about liking or disliking Governor LePage, this is about the “rule of law.”

Please join in. Your questions or comments are welcome.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
9:00 PM EDT

Call in Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 27398#

Click here to join in online.

EPISODE 66, LISTEN HERE.

Related:

Maine Governor Paul LePage Requests Opinion of Maine Supreme Court Over Veto Dispute and the Legislature’s Adjournment, click here.

Talkshoe Radio – Maine Exposed: Adjournment Fiasco Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and The Legislature, listen HERE.

Published in: on July 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm  Comments (7)  

Maine Governor Paul LePage Requests Opinion of Maine Supreme Court Over Veto Dispute and the Legislature’s Adjournment

BDN reports “Gov. Paul LePage’s contention that the Legislature is adjourned and that he has the right to hold 70 enacted bills until lawmakers reconvene was rebuffed on two fronts late Friday afternoon, including  an opinion from Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills.

The opinion, which was requested by Sens. Dawn Hill, D-Cape Neddick, and Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, has been circulated to a range of lawmakers and the governor’s office. It is unlikely to sway LePage, who has said he will ask the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to rule on the matter if it is not otherwise resolved.  Read more HERE.

The Maine Wire reports “A Breakdown of the Veto Dispute.” Read more HERE.

7-24-15 – PPH article “Groups weigh in with state’s high court on LePage’s veto dispute with Legislature”, read here, and updated to this article, read here.

BDN reports “Gov. Paul LePage, legislative leaders, the attorney general and several advocacy groups made their cases to the state’s highest court Friday, submitting detailed legal briefs in a dispute over whether 65 bills are in law or vetoed.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will consider the written briefs ahead of oral arguments scheduled for next week.” Read more HERE.

GOVERNOR’S REQUEST FOR OPINION OF THE JUSTICES

On Friday, July 17, 2015, at 12:40 p.m., the Governor of the State of Maine, Paul R. LePage, submitted the following questions to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Maine Constitution:

  1. What form of adjournment prevents the return of a bill to the Legislature as contemplated by the use of the word, adjournment, in Art. IV, pt. 3, §2 of the Maine Constitution?
  2. Did any of the action or inaction by the Legislature trigger the constitutional three-day procedure for the exercise of the Governor’s veto?
  3. Are the 65 bills I returned to the Legislature on July 16 properly before that body for reconsideration?

Documents:

The court has set a deadline of noon Wednesday for response briefs, and will hear oral arguments from the governor and the Legislature Friday, July 31.

This is an interesting article by the PPH “Denied public funds, Maine Republican House leader, Kenneth Fredette, to tap private funding for lawyer in veto case.” Read more HERE.

Related:

State of Maine Legislature Glossary of Terms: ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE – Adjournment Without Day. This is the final adjournment of the session when all business has been completed.

ORDERS ADJOURN WITHOUT DAY, Thursday, July 16, 2015 – S.O. 24 and S.O. 25, click here.

To note* – The Legislature had no authority to re-convene after June 17th based on Title 3, sec. 2 which states they must adjourn on the 3rd Wednesday of June, unless they extend the days. They didn’t extend the days on June 17th.

Courtesy of Lise from Maine…
“In Article IV, Part Third, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Maine it says that the Legislature must establish a law citing “limitations” regarding time frames of the first and 2nd legislative sessions.

That law is Title 3, MRS, Section 2 where it states that the first legislative session will end on the third Wednesday of June unless there is an emergency and they can extend it for 5 days excluding Sundays, and if there is “another” emergency, then they can extend it for another 5 days and must extend an extra day for the Governor to bring forth his objections, if any. This is a total of 11 days only and no more.

They ONLY get 11 days total as they can’t go on forever. There must be an ending according to law and there is.

The 3rd Wednesday in June of this year is June 17th. The legislature did NOT extend any days on June 17th which means that they were adjourned (finished) according to Title 3, MRS, Section 2. The law says what it says and means what it means. No getting around it.

On June 18th the legislature met again unlawfully and extended their session for 5 days by those present and voting.They were NOT allowed to do this as it violates Title 3, MRS, Section 2which is a constitutional mandate. They had NO delegation of authority to proceed to meet on June 18th, and this constitutes criminal activity by all those voting on that day and subject to impeachment.

Anything they did AFTER June 17th is fraud and treason. They either had the authority or they didn’t. In this situation, they did NOT have any authority to proceed beyond June 17th. Plain and simple it was over on June 17th.

This is very simple to follow, and it is short and sweet and to the point.

Talkshoe Radio – Adjournment Fiasco Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and The Legislature, listen HERE.

Do Maine Legislators Understand The Constitution? Read more HERE.

Talkshoe Radio – Maine Exposed: Adjournment Fiasco Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and The Legislature

Discussion on the dispute of “adjournment” with Phil Merletti and Lise DuPont, Researcher and Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?”

This is NOT about liking or disliking Governor LePage, this is about the “rule of law.”

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
9:00 PM EDT

Call in Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 27398#

Click here to join in online.

EPISODE 65, LISTEN HERE.

Governor Paul LePage legal memo, click here.

A.G. Janet Mills’ Opinion, click here.

Legislative Council’s letter to Cynthia Montgomery, LePage’s Chief Legal Counsel, click here.

Letter from the Maine Office of the Revisor’s of Statutes, click here.

SP 556 “ADJOURN UNTIL THE CALL OF THE SPKR AND PRES”, click here.

SP 556 – Bill Text, click here.

Published in: on July 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

As The Fur Flies At The State Capital…Maine Governor Paul LePage And Legislators Clash Over Fate Of Bills Still On Governor’s Desk

PPH reports “In the latest twist of a historically bizarre legislative session, the LePage administration insisted Wednesday that lawmakers’ use of the word “adjourn” last week rather than “recess” gave the governor additional time to hold the 19 bills. Yet the nonpartisan state office responsible for publishing Maine statutes began writing the 19 bills into law on Wednesday despite the governor’s claims.

LePage’s maneuver, which is further fraying already tattered relations with some legislative leaders, appears to hinge on the question of whether the Legislature “adjourned” last week or “recessed.”

Under Maine’s Constitution, the governor has 10 days – excluding Sundays – to either sign or veto a bill passed by the Legislature. If he fails to act by the end of that 10-day period, the bill becomes law without the governor’s signature.

And here’s where the issue gets tricky.

The Constitution states that if the Legislature adjourns and then reconvenes, the governor has three days to send down a veto after lawmakers reconvene. Legislative leaders insist that they did not adjourn on June 30 but “recessed” until July 16 in order to take up a slew of vetoes expected to come from the governor.

But LePage’s office is pointing to an order passed by the Legislature on June 30 that states the Legislature will “Adjourn until the call of the Speaker and President.”

“As allowed by the Maine Constitution, the Governor will submit the vetoes when the Legislature meets again for three days,” LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said in an email to reporters.

In other words, LePage could wait until the Legislature has met for three days – officially, at least – before he sends the vetoed bills to the House and Senate chambers for reconsideration.

Paul Mills, a Maine political historian and the brother of Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills, told The Associated Press that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Maine Supreme Court is asked to weigh in on the issue, as it has in the past on similar procedural debates in the Legislature.

One opinion of the justices in 1981 may play into LePage’s favor. In that opinion, the justices argued that the Constitution requires that “the same Legislature must continuously be in session for three days before the period in which the governor may act on the pending bill expires.”

“It’s really kind of unexplainable,” said Lance Dutson, a longtime Republican strategist consultant who has been a vocal critics of LePage’s actions lately. “I can’t imagine that this is anything but a major screw up on the part of the administration. And their explanation today is absurd.”

Read more HERE.

BDN reports “LePage ups stakes in legal fight over adjournment. The next time the Legislature is in session for three days, he’ll deliver the bills he wants to veto,” LePage Communications Director Peter Steele said. Meanwhile, House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat from North Berwick, as well as Republican and Democratic senators, have asked Attorney General Janet Mills to weigh in on the issue. Read more HERE.

BDN Editorial – “Maine could end up in court to cover for LePage’s incompetence.

At this moment, LePage and his staff could choose to act with integrity. They could admit they erred and concede that the Constitution — as it has been applied throughout the state’s history — and rule of law do, in fact, apply.

Instead, they have raised an artificial legal question concerning what it means for the Legislature to adjourn — arguing for a definition no one with deep knowledge of Maine government (who isn’t working for LePage) accepts.” Read more HERE.

BDN reports “Attorney general rejects LePage’s argument for holding bills. Gov. Paul LePage’s contention that the Legislature is adjourned and that he has the right to hold 70 enacted bills until lawmakers reconvene was rebuffed on two fronts late Friday afternoon, including an opinion from Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills.

LePage argues that the Legislature adjourned on June 30, meaning that he does not have to submit bills for lawmakers’ consideration until three days after they have returned. Legislative leaders say they did not adjourn, they are in recess — meaning LePage missed the 10-day window to act on bills, which now would become law without his signature.

LePage also was rebuffed Friday afternoon by Grant Pennoyer, executive director of the Legislative Council, which oversees a range of legislative functions, including the Revisor of Statutes.

LePage, through his chief legal counsel, Cynthia Montgomery, asked Pennoyer on Friday that the revisor’s office stop chaptering 19 bills he is holding into law. The revisor’s office started moving the bills into law this week after LePage’s 10-day window to sign, veto or let bills go into law without his signature elapsed.

“The governor’s opponents wish to rush through the procedural hurdles associated with implementation of the laws and declare them valid,” wrote Montgomery. “Having the revisor’s office completely ignore the governor’s position is not only overtly partisan conduct on the part of the revisor’s office, it is also unnecessary as the governor intends to seek a legal solution to this matter.

The issue is whether the Legislature adjourned for the session on June 30. LePage argues that it did, despite the Legislature’s vote to adjourn “until the call of the chairs.” If the Legislature is technically adjourned, LePage has until three days after legislators reconvene to issue vetoes on some or all of the 70 bills that remain on his desk.

With Mills’ opinion buttressing legislative Democrats’ stance, LePage’s only remaining recourse seems to be the Law Court.” Read more HERE.

Rep. Fredette Urges Revisor’s Office To Stop Until Constitutional Issue Is Resolved By Law Court, click here.
Rep. Ken Fredette letter, click here.

Governor Paul LePage legal memo, click here.

A.G. Janet Mills’ Opinion, click here.

Legislative Council’s letter to Cynthia Montgomery, LePage’s Chief Legal Counsel, click here.

Letter from the Maine Office of the Revisor’s of Statutes, click here.

SP 556 “ADJOURN UNTIL THE CALL OF THE SPKR AND PRES”, click here.

To note: When you click “Bill Text” this comes up:
Cannot find requested paper, no information available at this time for Session 127, paper SP0556, LD 0. Also, there is NO Roll Call.

SP 556 – Bill Text, click here.

Related:  Do Maine Legislators Understand The Constitution? Click here.

Do Maine Legislators Understand The Constitution?

Courtesy of Lise from Maine – Researcher and Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?”

Lise DuPont is a former licensed clinician. She graduated from high school from Our Lady of the Mountains Academy in New Hampshire. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine, a Master’s degree from the University of New England, and completed two years of Post-Graduate training at the Center for the Awareness of Patterns.

“There has been a media frenzy regarding whether the legislature adjourned or not on June 30, 2015.

The legislative Joint Order states “On motion by Senator Mason of Androscoggin, following Joint Order: S.P. 556 – Ordered, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn they do so until the call of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, when there is a need to conduct business, or consider possible objections of the Governor.”

This order clearly shows that the legislature could meet again in the future to discuss issues of that session which would be a continuation of the issues. “Sine die” is not mentioned in the order, and this is a very significant piece to comprehend.

1843 Bouvier’s Law Dictionary:

NO word “adjourn” appears in the said dictionary.

Adjournment:

“Adjournment, is the dismissal by some court, legislative assembly (emphasis is mine), or properly authorized officer, of the business before them, either finally, which is called an adjournment sine die, without day; or, to meet again at another time which is appointed and ascertained, which is called a temporary adjournment.”

This definition shows that there are two ways to adjourn, and they are “opposite” of each other. The first definition is a finality (sine die), and the second definition leaves the “door” open to meet again, if need be.

Attorney General Janet Mills responded to an inquiry from Senators Hill and Saviello on July 10, 2015 regarding the “status of bills” presented to the Governor which he has neither signed nor vetoed. In the first paragraph she states “The Legislature has not adjourned sine die, and more than ten days have elapsed since certain bills were presented to the Governor.”

Why is she arguing something that is NOT in the Joint Order? Doesn’t she know that there are two (2) ways to adjourn or was that NOT taught in law
school?

Is she being clever and manipulative or is she ignorant?

Nowhere in the Joint Order does it say “sine die” which means “finality” meaning that the legislature will not be meeting again regarding those laws discussed and passed. In other words, “sine die” means that the session is over.

The Constitution of the State of Maine (statutory one of 2013) clearly spells it out regarding adjournment and more which is located in Article IV, Part Third, Section 2.

Since the legislature has been “adjourned” (the second definition in the 1843 Bouvier’s Law Dictionary) since June 30, 2015, then how can the Governor present these bills to the legislature since “no one is home” so to speak in the legislative chambers? In actuality, the Governor is being prevented from doing so, and his hands are “tied” at this time. He is waiting for them to return in session so he waits to do something with those bills.

This is NOT about liking or disliking Governor LePage, this is about the “rule of law.”

Thank you!

Constitution of Maine (1820)

SP 556 – Bill Text, click here.

Governor Paul LePage legal memo, click here.

A.G. Janet Mills’ Opinion, click here.

Legislative Council’s letter to Cynthia Montgomery, LePage’s Chief Legal Counsel, click here.

Related: As The Fur Flies At The State Capital…Maine Governor Paul LePage And Legislators Clash Over Fate Of Bills Still On Governor’s Desk, click here.

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