In this week's Phoenix, out tomorrow, Lance Tapley talks to state senator Justin Alfond about several troubling pieces of legislation still up for debate in Augusta (there are just two weeks left until the end of the legislative session).
One of those is LD 1853, An Act To Improve Environmental Oversight and Streamline Permitting for Mining in Maine, which would change the state's mining laws, making them more lenient.
Representative Diane Russell, a Democrat from Portland, will release An Act to Legalize and Tax Marijuana at Portland City Hall at 10 am tomorrow.
The bill would tax pot at seven percent, "license certain commercial marijuana-related
activities while providing provisions to protect minors, employers and schools."