WERU News Report 2/23/11

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: Gina Wertz

Topic: The Eastern Maine Labor Council, Food AND Medicine and Food for Maine’s Future sponsored a Legislative Forum in Brewer earlier this month, providing an opportunity for legislators to hear from Mainers working on a variety of issues. Here are some excerpts, including speakers George Burgoyne, a retired state employee, and a trustee for the Maine State Retirement System; Bob St. Peter, Director of Food for Maine’s Future; Bill Murphy, Bureau of Labor Education; Vanessa Sylvester, Maine State Nurses Association; Representative Adam Goode of Bangor; Senator Richard Rosen of Bucksport, and several surrounding communities; Rep. Louis Luchini, District 38, Ellsworth, Otis and Trenton