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Good Morning All

Been working hard helping folks to deal with difficult issues… Some work out better than others.  If I can help you in any way please call me directly anytime at 231-1201

I am also looking forward to meeting new people from the new towns in my district on the campaign trail.  Have a good day and a good weekend!

Mike

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Over $14,000 for Snacks?

You paid for it: Over $14,000 for snacks

You paid for it: Over $14,000 for snacks!

Here is another example of extreme waste at the Maine taxpayers expense. I have attached it so you can see for yourself:

$14,650.40 for SNACKS and REFRESHMENTS

Here is how it breaks down:

 

 

Committee:    The Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy:

Number of meetings held:       4

Average attendance:                12.75

Average Length of Meeting:    1 Hour

 

So let me get this straight:  This committee met 4 times, for about 1 hour each time, and an average of 12 people attended, and YOU, the hard working Maine tax payer spent over $14,000 to feed them!

I am not making this up, nor am I exaggerating. These are public documents that anyone can see.

Surely that amount of money could have been better spent. Or not spent at all…  I can go for at least an hour without any snacks – and when I do have a snack, I like to pay for it myself.

MORE TO COME, stay tuned

 

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Your Tax Dollars at Work?

Your tax Dollars at Work

Your tax Dollars at Work!

Here is another example of  Augusta spending money like a drunken sailor (but in all fairness to drunken sailors, at least they spent their own money)…

Again, I am sure there is a purpose and a reason for this specific expense, but should we not be made aware of the specifics and clearly understand what the money was used for? Looking at the expense report, under the heading “Board of Licensure in Medicine” should not the funding source be clearly indicated?  why is the amount so incredibly high, significantly more than the other expenses listed on the sheet you see here?  Anyone?

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Harvest Time in the County…

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Maine Potato Harvest 2014

Bon Jour to all,

Harvest season is here and I want to wish all of our farmers a safe and plentiful harvest… Thank you for feeding us!

The campaign is heading into the final month and we are in the process of putting out signs. If you would like a sign for your lawn, we have signs here at the store, and you can grab a few extras if you like for your neighbors and friends where you live.

I am looking for any volunteers who can spare maybe a few hours here and there to help us win in November. There is much work to be done in Augusta, and with your help and support, I plan to continue the work we began in 2012.

Mike

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And On Another Note…

And another note…

 

Campaign season is here and it has been a distinct honor to serve the people of District 151.

Although we got off to a rough start back in 2012 with an Attorney General who I believe broke the rules in an attempt to destroy and discredit me, we still managed to get some of the peoples work done – no thanks to the unethical, partisan vultures that took up hundreds of hours of my time with no evidence whatsoever. Of course, they did figure out a way to find me guilty on a presumption. They had to find something… anything that would make sense to them, no matter how ridiculous!

What the people of District 151 should be mad at is the money they spent on this – and remember, this was YOUR MONEY!  The Attorney General’s office made the decision  to pursue this with absolutely no evidence from day one. Then after nearly ten months found nothing.  At one point they hired a private investigator (Margie Burkovich) to poke around and see what she could find (which was, again -nothing). I have her voice on an audio recording asking if my farm was a “cult”.  And that is only a small sampling of the depths they lowered themselves to try and crucify me and my friends and family. They even went as far south as Connecticut in an attempt to find something – anything… but  found nothing.

Isn’t is great that we can be falsely accused by the AG’s office and yet they are not liable for anything they do, no matter what destruction they leave in their path. It is my opinion that the AG’s office broke protocol and came after me without a request from the Ethics Committee supposedly to assist a “friend” with a “complaint” in false accusations. So after all the time and money they spent, they find me guilty on a presumption!

… well, I guess they had to save face – somehow.

 

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Great Day for a Parade!

What a nice turnout for the annual Scarecrow Festival Parade in Fort Kent! The rain threatened a bit, but it held off for the duration of the parade. Here are some photos from earlier today…

2014 Scarecrow Festival Parade

There is no mistaking who’s truck this is! Representative Mike Nadeau Drives along Market Street during the Scarecrow Festival in Fort Kent, September 20th, 2014

 

2014 Scarecrow Festival Parade

Mikes and Sons’ Matt and Aaron Nadeau doing donuts along Pleasant Street during the Scarecrow Festival in Fort Kent September 20th, 2014

 

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Maine GOP Legislative Aid David Knorr (left) campaigning for Mike Nadeau, walks along the parade route pulling his son in a wagon during the Scarecrow Festival in Fort Kent on September 20th, 2014

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Waste in Augusta… Here is a prime example:

Expense Report Example 1

“The Summary of Annual Reports and Commissions for the calendar year 2013″ Note the entry at the bottom and the cost…

I was elected to the Maine House of Representatives  for the first time back in 2012. I quickly discovered rampant waste and needless spending, and in many cases – no accountability. This must be brought under control!  Make no mistake… Maine taxpayers foot the bill to keep Augusta running.  Shouldn’t we have a little more concern over how, where, and for what purpose our tax dollars are being spent? And more importantly, should we know exactly how much is being spent on committees that accomplish things of little significance , (or in some cases, no significance at all)?

I have posted a section from “The Summary of Annual Reports and Commissions for the calendar year 2013”  These are public documents which are available for anyone who wishes to examine them on demand. It tells how and where money is spent (and many times wasted).

Specifically, I want to bring your attention to an entry at the bottom of the page titled:

“PANEL OF MEDIATORS”

Here is how it is broken down:

Total Clerk Hours:       6

Number of Meetings:   1

Average attendance:    1

Here is how much it cost you, the taxpayer:

Expense Amount:   Members per Diem: $20,500  Member Expenses:  $11,220

Now I am sure there is a reason and a purpose for this committee and it probably serves some function.  However, should it cost almost $32,000?  and for almost $32,000 should there not have been “minutes kept” at this meeting? (There were NO minutes kept, and length of the meetings are not known, nor is it known who attended).

Where, exactly, did the money go, and to whom? And why did it cost nearly $32,000?

There must be accountability and common sense brought to Augusta. This is just one of the reasons why I am running again for the people of District 151 – THIS IS YOUR MONEY!

I will be posting more examples like this.   stay tuned…

 

Mike

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Maine House Dist. 151 Lawn Signs and Card Handouts

Hello again,

Anyone wanting lawn signs or Palm Card Handouts (see front and back, below), I will have them at Mike’s and Son’s Fort Kent store the first of next week, so stop in anytime and pick them up! Also, the call is out for volunteers to place lawn signs all over District 151, and Palm Cards as well – and we will have plenty of both.  As well as that, we are looking for volunteers over the next several weeks to make phone calls and help us get the word out. We plan to win this election again, and continue the work we started in 2012… and I need your help!

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Card Handout Front

I am most honored to have served as your Representative in the Maine House of Representatives, and I want to hear from you with any concerns you have regarding the issues that matter to you and our communities. Call me any time at 231-1201 or leave me a message on facebook.  And, if you are near the shop, drop in; I would be most happy to see you!

 

 

 

 

 

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Property Tax Relief

2013-Property-Tax-Fairness-Credit-Handout-Mailer-1Good day friends and neighbors in District 151,

Its not too late to file for the 2013 Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit!

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