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BREAKING NEWS: Maine Republicans Demand Legislature Remove Governorís Civil Emergency Powers
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Posted on 05/03/2020 5:45:42 AM PDT by cp124

Legislative Republicans issued a letter, calling on Speaker Gideon and President Jackson to reconvene the Legislature for the sole purpose of removing Governor Mills’s Civil Emergency powers.

May 2, 2020

President Troy Jackson 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

Speaker Sara Gideon 2 State House Station August, ME 04333

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon,

We write to ask that you call the Legislature back in to session under Maine Constitution Article IV Part III Section 1 for the express and limited purpose of ending the Governor’s “Proclamation of State of Civil Emergency to Further Protect Public Health” through an emergency joint resolution pursuant to MRSA Title 37B chapter 13 subchapter 2 section 743 part 2.

The successful management of any emergency declared by the Executive is dependent upon keeping the Legislature informed of the decision making process. The delegation of authority to a single decision maker in a time of emergency is necessary to ensure swift action; however, if that decision making authority is used without consultation with the legislative body, it is our obligation to rescind that authority and establish a new process working with the Governor that involves all parties to better serve Maine.

Unfortunately in recent weeks, concerns raised by the Legislature to the Governor have been met with disregard and even contempt.

We have repeatedly asked for accommodation from the Governor to allow her Commissioners to directly answer questions from members of the Maine Legislature and have been refused.

We have asked for additional data to be released from the CDC, data that is regularly provided in other states, and is essential in determining the state of the disease in Maine. This data is necessary for setting public policy, and to date it has not been provided to us.

We have asked for a set of guiding principles that are being used to determine which businesses can open. To date, we have not received any such information. What we have been given is a phased-in plan that seemingly picks winners and losers. It imposes an arbitrary set of rules for our businesses with no information on the scientific data used to create them.

We have asked what is being done to increase and improve testing while we learn of private testing companies in Maine closing testing sites for a lack of business. We have received no answers.

It is for these reasons and others not listed here, that it has become necessary for the Legislature to return and end the emergency proclamation. If the Governor refuses to share the information necessary to keep us informed of how she is making decisions of her own accord, we are left with no choice but to convene and demand she answer our questions with the full force of Legislative authority.

Sincerely,

Senator Dana Dow Senate Republican Leader

Representative Kathleen Dillingham House Republican Leader

Senator Jeff Timberlake Assitant Senate Republican Leader

Representative Harold “Trey” Stewart Assistant House Republican Leader


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: covid19; tyrants
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General Mills is a tyrant.
1 posted on 05/03/2020 5:45:42 AM PDT by cp124
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To: cp124

RECALL RECALL RECALL


2 posted on 05/03/2020 5:48:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: cp124

The worst tyrants are ones who believe they are doing it for your own good.


3 posted on 05/03/2020 5:49:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Fauci wants you to believe that you get covid-19 and you die. It's fear mongering at its worst.)
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To: cp124

this is getting good :)


4 posted on 05/03/2020 5:52:04 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: cp124; SaveFerris; metmom; Roman_War_Criminal
The Globalist are using Coronavirus as a grand experiment:

"How far can we push the lemmings before they push back?"

Except for a few outliers, the answer is "Very far."


5 posted on 05/03/2020 5:56:40 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Blood of Tyrants

When General Mills took office Maine had a rainy day fund.
Two weeks later it was gone and we have a $520 million deficit. This is all about the money the state is hoping to get from Uncle Sugar. She could care less about the destruction of peoples lives and businesses. Liberals are evil.


6 posted on 05/03/2020 6:03:20 AM PDT by cp124 (Maine is closed for business per General Mills.)
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To: cp124

When Republicans demand, Democrats ignore.


7 posted on 05/03/2020 6:06:07 AM PDT by JonPreston
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Yet another governor who should not even be running a hotdog cart. What an oaf.


8 posted on 05/03/2020 6:06:25 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“The worst tyrants are ones who believe they are doing it for your own good.”

It’s how they self-justify being a tyrant.

Let’s them look in the mirror and say “I’m doing great things for those stupid little people. They should NOT complain!”


9 posted on 05/03/2020 6:06:40 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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Isn’t the wet dream of most politicians to control the People ......?


10 posted on 05/03/2020 6:07:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals ( Liberals, leftists, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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Staff Sgt. Travis Mills says Maine’s coronavirus lockdown is putting his business in jeopardy

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6153817699001/


11 posted on 05/03/2020 6:08:00 AM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: Blood of Tyrants

12 posted on 05/03/2020 6:11:42 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: cp124

Funny - Like Janet Mills will actually listen to anyone.


13 posted on 05/03/2020 6:12:50 AM PDT by EC Washington
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To: polymuser

Excellent insight. The only thing it overlooks is the bona-fide psychopath, who has no interest in “for their own good”, but instead seeks power itself, for the sole purpose of having it and exerting iron control over the populace.


14 posted on 05/03/2020 6:13:20 AM PDT by AFB-XYZ
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“...Yet another governor who should not even be running a hotdog cart. What an oaf....”
Female communist lib...ain’t nothin’ like em.


15 posted on 05/03/2020 6:18:14 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (Libs are a virus.....the DemoVirus!!)
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To: AFB-XYZ

“...the bona-fide psychopath, who has no interest in “for their own good”, but instead seeks power itself, for the sole purpose of having it and exerting iron control over the populace.”

How many politicians, military leaders and cops do you suppose fit that description?


16 posted on 05/03/2020 6:29:40 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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And journalists and MSM talking heads?


17 posted on 05/03/2020 6:30:27 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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  .. tick .. tick .. tick ..

18 posted on 05/03/2020 6:30:29 AM PDT by tomkat (we're being corona-conned)
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To: grey_whiskers

I have that quote on my FR page. Almost like Lewis had Whitmer and Newsom in mind. :)


19 posted on 05/03/2020 6:33:47 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The worst tyrants are ones who believe they are doing it for your own good.

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They also have an absolute belief in their intellectual superiority. They are never wrong. Numerous governors in this country exhibit that dangerous mindset.


20 posted on 05/03/2020 6:35:18 AM PDT by Starboard
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