Talk of the Towns 05/26/06

Topic: Maine Legislative Review 2006
What is the work of citizenship in following complex public issues
before the Legislature?
What were some of the highlights and disappointments of this past
legislative session?
What was some of the background to legislation under consideration,
including expanded internet access for rural residents, protection of
wetlands and vernal pools, incineration of demolition and construction
waste, restrictions in licenses for elver fishing, maintenance of roads
and bridges, reimbursements to hospitals for Medicare related expenses
and assurances that Maine people don’t loose benefits due to the
Medicare Part D federal legislation on pharmeceuticals.
Guests: Senator Dennis Damon (D), Trenton Senator Richard Rosen, (R) Bucksport
Representative Hannah Pingree, (D) North HavenRepresentative Ted Koffman (D) Bar Harbor
Hosts: Ron Beard Jill Goldthwait

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