Across the Aisle

Barbara Cariddi

Thursday means it's time once again for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on Maine politics. Keith Shortall talks with our analysts: Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator; Dick Woodbury, an economist and tax policy consultant for the independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler; and Josh Tardy, an attorney and lobbyist, who also served as House Republican leader in Augusta.

It's Thursday, and that means it's time once again for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on Maine politics. Our analysts include Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator; Dick Woodbury, an economist and tax policy consultant for the independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler; and, this week, Josh Tardy, an attorney and lobbyist, who also served as House Republican leader in Augusta. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

Bodvar Eggertsson

At 7:00 tonight, five seals will emerge from kennels and flop across a Biddeford beach into the ocean. It will be the final release of rehabilitated seals from the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation Center. UNE announced last month the center would close due to financial constraints and a shift in programming. Those who rescue stranded marine animals say they're scrambling to figure out how to continue helping animals in distress.

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It's Thursday, and on this week's edition of "Across the Aisle," we look at some of the top stories in Maine politics, including a deal independent Eliot Cutler says he's making with voters in this year's governor's race. Keith Shortall spoke with Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator; Dan Demeritt, a political consultant and former communications director for Republican Gov. Paul LePage; and independent state Sen. Dick Woodbury, economist and tax policy consultant for the Cutler campaign.

(A transcript of this story is not available.)

 

Dan Demeritt and Cynthia Dill in the MPBN studios in Portland.
Tom Porter/MPBN

The union endorsement of Sen. Susan Collins is the subject of this week's Across the Aisle, with Dan Demeritt, political consultant and former communications director for Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate.

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Dan Demeritt and Cynthia Dill (r.) Democratic pundit at the MPBN studios in Portland.
Tom Porter/MPBN

Another Thursday is upon us, and thus, another installment of "Across the Aisle," our weekly look at Maine politics with Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, and Dan Demeritt, a political consultant and former communications director for Gov. Paul LePage.

Cynthia Dill is a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, and Dan Demeritt is a political consultant and former communications director for Gov. Paul LePage.

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