State of Maine Archives: on Crime


Eliot Cutler: Assure support services for victims of domestic violence

Source: 2014 Maine gubernatorial campaign website CutlerForMaine.com Sep 1, 2014

Paul LePage: Victim's Compensation Fund to address domestic violence

Last session, we put politics aside and worked together to address domestic violence in Maine. We amended Maine's bail code, ensuring that judges determine the bail for domestic violence offenses. We required abusers to pay into the Victim's Compensation Fund. This provides financial resources to the victims and families of domestic abuse.

A number of other bills dealing with stalking and risk assessment were passed, and executive orders signed. We sponsored a Governor's Bill supporting our Batterers' Intervention Programs.

Ending domestic violence requires abusers to change--batterers' intervention is an important step in that direction. As a youth, domestic violence hit close to home for me. I was not a spouse, I was a child. It is important that we broaden the discussion about these heinous crimes. Domestic violence is a crime that affects families. Family violence is domestic violence, and we need to focus on protecting all women and children.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Maine Legislature Feb 5, 2013

Charlie Summers: Mandatory jail for drug crimes; penalties for online crimes

Source: Maine Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Charlie Summers: Supports the federal death penalty

Source: Maine Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

John Baldacci: End parole for repeat violent offenders

Source: 2006 Maine Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Cynthia Dill: Alternative penalties for non-violent offenders

Source: Maine 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

Matt Dunlap: Alternative penalties for non-violent offenders

Source: Maine Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Angus King: Opposes the death penalty

Source: Maine Governor 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Angus King: More prisons, but more alternative sentencing

Source: Maine Governor 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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