17 Feb WCME Midcoast News February 17, 2015
Charges Are Possible
Bath police say the 41-year-old man who fired a single shot into the ground at Waterfront Park on Monday, and subsequently refused for an hour to surrender to police, could still face criminal charges. The man was taken to Midcoast Hospital for a mental evaluation. There were no injuries in the incident, in which several local enforcement agencies were involved. Bath police say it was a very tense situation.
A Prediction Challenged
Governor Lepage’s forecast that his proposed income tax cut and plans to levy taxes on non-profit organizations will lead to a flood of charitable giving is being called into question. National data on charitable giving show no proven relationship between the most generous states and low income tax rates. There is also concern that the governor’s plan to eliminate itemized deductions or charitable giving could actually discourage donations to non-profits. There is so far no comment from the governor’s office.
Cain Still Kickin’
Emily Cain, the recently defeated Democratic congressional candidate in Maine’s second district, which takes in all of Androscoggin County, tells the Bangor Daily News that she doesn’t rule out a rematch next year with the Republican winner, Bruce Poliquin. But she says she is focused for now on her new job with Jobs For Maine Graduates, a private non-profit focused on keeping kids from dropping out of high school.