April 16, 2018

The Journal Gazette, Doug Driscoll, April 12, 2018- With a Code Development Committee working on recommendations for changes in Whitley County’s zoning ordinance, the competing interests between the county’s farmers and their non-farming neighbors are coming to a head. At issue are confined animal feeding operations, farms in which livestock or …

April 9, 2018

The Progressive, Simon Davis-Cohen, April 4, 2018- The Republican Party and corporate-backed groups like the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council have made “state preemption” of local political and economic powers a top priority for decades. Left-leaning electoral movements have been sluggish in their response. Despite Occupy and other mobilizations against globalized capitalism, for example, the institutional …

March 22, 2018

The Portland Press Herald, Mary Pols, March 21, 2018- A bill proposed by Gov. Paul LePage that would prevent Maine municipalities from limiting or banning pesticide use appears headed for defeat after a legislative committee voted 9-2 against it Wednesday. About 20 people, fairly evenly split between opposing viewpoints, spoke …