Opening primaries to all Maine voters might be a good way to start changing that troubling statistic.
I had such a good time checking in on the VLA committee, my thoughts about the governor’s State of the State speech will have to wait.
70% of Maine elections are decided in the primaries. Nearly 4 out of 10 eligible voters are independents, and are thus prohibited from participating in these elections — even though they pay the taxes that fund them. (Reps. Kent Ackley and Owen Casas)
At least the 128th Maine Legislature seems to have a handle on things. Their performance with the recreational marijuana retail sales moratorium was smoking!
I did my best to bite my tongue for days …
It is the job of the legislature to receive voter approved referenda and find a way to make them work, and that’s the lawmakers who drafted the legislation are trying to do.