Washington and Augusta: What’s New?
Both the United States Congress and the Maine State Legislature have recently sworn in new members. So what does this mean for the upcoming year? Join Fred Benson and Jill Goldthwait at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. as they share their thoughts on the state and federal issues and actions expected to happen. This talk was rescheduled from January.
They will touch on how the mid-term elections have shaped both political bodies and will focus on some of the big issues in both the legislature and in Congress. They will also endeavor to answer the question of whether partisanship during this term will get better or worse.
Benson has been engaged in national and international government affairs activities in the White House, the Pentagon and with the Weyerhaeuser Company. Goldthwait is an award-winning political columnist for the Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islander.