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FREE – Consumer Action Handbook

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Adults | Business | Government | News

Do you want to get the best value when you shop to feel confident about your purchases regardless of what you are buying? The Consumer Action Handbook can help you achieve these goals.

The Consumer Action Handbook brings together consumer information from across the government. It includes practical questions to ask and factors to consider when you buy products and services. It features topics that affect everyone, such as banking, credit, education, employment, food and nutrition, health care, housing, insurance, and more.

This Handbook is by kind curtsey USAGOV; your guide to Government Information and Services.

Stop by any Portland Public Library Branch and pick a FREE Copy of the Consumer Action Handbook.

E-version is available here

 

       

 


Easy-to-Read Voter Guide (June 2018 Primary Election)

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government | News

The League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund has released its Easy-to-Read Voter Guide for the June 12 primary election. This is the League’s 11th Voter Guide and its first guide for primary elections. This guide covers  the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, federal races for the U.S. House of Representatives in Districts 1 and 2, and the U.S. Senate race. It also covers the special referendum election, open to all voters regardless of party affiliation, featuring one ballot question that will be decided by voters on June 12th.

The 2018 primary also marks the first time in our nation’s history that ranked choice voting will be used in a statewide primary election. Maine voters will use RCV to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representative race in Congressional District 2. (There is also an RCV primary in state legislative district 75, although that race is not covered in the statewide voter guide.)

For the easy-to-read guide for the City of Portland

For the easy-to-read guide for the State of Maine


Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Seniors | Government | News

 

Please find a copy of the Maine Citizen’s Guide to the November 7, 2017, Referendum Election. The Information includes;

  • Each of the four referendum questions
  • The legislation each question represents
  • A summary of the intent and content of the legislation
  • An explanation of the significance of YES or NO vote
  • An analysis of the debt service on the bond issues
  • An estimate of the fiscal impact of each ballot measure on state revenues, appropriations, and allocations and
  • Public comments field in support of or in opposition to a ballot measure (if applicable).

The Guide is a collaborative effort by the Department of the Secretary of State, the State treasurer, the Attorney General and the Office of Fiscal and Program Review. For additional information relating to the election visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/citizensguide2017.pdf

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