Jared Golden voted against allowing Mainers to buy cheaper electricity from hydro power.
On a bill in 2015, Jared Golden opposed a state law that would have helped Mainers save money by labeling hydro power a renewable energy and lowering the cost of electricity bills by adding it to Maine's renewable portfolio.
So while other states and Canada have access to plenty of clean, low cost hydro power, Mainers are stuck with rising electricity bills.
Next time you open your electric bill, take a moment to ask yourself if you want Jared Golden voting on national energy policy.
Did you know that Janet Mills once sponsored a bill to give $800,000 in taxpayer cash to her friends who said they wanted to make a film in Maine? Well she did!
As we know, one of the most important things a Governor does is balance the state budget and save money for a rainy day.
In 2008, however, as a rainy day was approaching, Janet Mills was trying to “make it rain cash” on her filmmaker friends instead of saving state tax dollars for the most important needs of the state.
Incidentally, despite Janet Mills' attempt to fork over $800k of your money in four $200k yearly installments to her filmmaker friends, they went and made the movie somewhere else.
And the movie ended up only making $135k in the domestic box office. Janet Mills sure knows how to pick 'em.
April 15, 2008
Byline: Susan Cover
"Rep. Janet Mills, D-Farmington, sponsored legislation that would reimburse up to $800,000 in expenses for the movie production. The payments would begin in July 2010, and continue for four years up to $200,000 a year.:
- Legislation: LD 2319, 123rd Maine Legislature
It may feel like it's been forever, but not too long ago Mainers had to go to classes, fill out paperwork, and jump through other hoops to get permission to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm.
Effort after effort failed to pass Constitutional Carry, and even when it recently passed, Jared Golden voted against it three times!
Add to that Jared Golden's "D" rating from the NRA, and the picture becomes very clear.
We don't need someone like Jared who will oppose our Second Amendment rights and the Maine Constitution.
GOLDEN'S COMMS OFFICE TOLD MEDIA 'ABSOLUTELY NO TRUTH' TO INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DILLON BATES
GOLDEN HAS YET TO COMMENT, PROMPTING QUESTIONS
AUGUSTA - A WMTW report on the Dillon Bates story accusing him of inappropriate conduct and relationships with teenage high school girls shows that Democrat leadership was flatly denying there was any truth to the story this spring.
The story quotes a Democrat communications staffer, who no longer lives in Maine, saying this spring there was “absolutely no truth” at all to the story. Speaker Sara Gideon, however, is now claiming that she had heard the rumors months ago and told Rep. Bates he would be asked to resign if any more information came to light . Only now, after an article was published on Rep. Bates’ alleged behavior, is Speaker Gideon calling for his resignation.
House Democrats have only two communications staff positions. A simple deduction shows the staffer quoted was Lindsay Crete, the communications director for Jared Golden's office, as can be seen on this page, last archived from December, 2017.
Crete is the only communications staffer who no longer works in the office and no longer works in Maine.
So while Speaker Gideon is now speaking to the matter, it was Jared Golden's communications director who told WMTW there was “absolutely no truth” to the story.
While Speaker Gideon has called on Rep. Dillon Bates to resign, Jared Golden appears to be avoiding comment.
Jared Golden is seeking a seat in Congress, where an epidemic of misconduct and worse has been exposed and laws have been passed to try to crack down on the epidemic.
Who instructed Golden's communications director to tell reporters there was “absolutely no truth” to this story if Speaker Gideon had warned Bates he would be asked to resign if any more came to light?
Please note: the only real difference between the story published at the Bollard and the allegations that circulated through the state house earlier this year is that the accusations are now in the media spotlight.
Only when it became a political risk for Jared Golden, Sara Gideon and Democrats, did Speaker Gideon say Dillon Bates had to go.
We still don't know what Jared Golden thinks, except his communications director said there was "absolutely no truth" to the accusations.
There is no way around it, something stinks.
We are reiterating our call for someone to get to the bottom of this. We call on Jared Golden to step forward and explain how his communications office's story is so different than the story told Friday by Speaker Sara Gideon and her staff.
Did Jared Golden instruct his communications staffer to say there was absolutely no proof to the allegations?
What did Jared Golden know, and when did he know it?