The Maine Legislature, for the first time this year, are meeting in a full session. The Senate and House both convened this morning, March 10 at the Augusta Civic Center.
The Maine House has voted down a bill to change the state flag back to a 1901 edition. The vote was 91-55.
We are keeping the state seal flag instead of the flag made when Maine became a state in the Union. #mepolitics The House, 91-55 voted down a bill to change it back.
— Scott Thistle (@thisdog) March 10, 2021
No luck for 1901 flag supporters — goes down in a 91-55 vote #mepolitics
— Caitlin Andrews ? (@ActualCAndrews) March 10, 2021
Would you like this flag –the original, from 120 years ago — to become the permanent one for #Maine? A bill before the State Legilature today/tomorrow would do just that. More on the agenda, from @WMTWTV, here:https://t.co/ynSF2KJNFc pic.twitter.com/pQnRyG5Gu0
— Phil Hirschkorn (@PHirschkorn) March 10, 2021
I have recently discovered the debate over the Maine state flag & the movement to adopt the old, North Star, version. State flags and their symbolism are not in my wheelhouse at all, but I have to admit, I like the aesthetic of the old version a lot.https://t.co/lwqOIpcl9w pic.twitter.com/CsVBarytl9
— Aidan (@aidan_gc) March 7, 2021