According to the ads, Question 1 is about many things: the future of a $1 billion powerline project through western Maine, public sentiment about Central Maine Power, whether the Legislature should vote on major projects running through public lands, and whether that power should be retroactive. Join us for a virtual journalists’ roundtable discussion about the referendum that cuts through the myths, answers your questions, and gets to the truth. Judy Meyer, Executive Editor of the Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, moderates.

Read more about Question 1 here:

Here’s what you need to know about Question 1

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On the panel:

Craig Anderson, Business Editor, Portland Press Herald

J. Craig Anderson has been business editor of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since March 2020. Prior to that, he was a Press Herald business reporter for seven years. Originally from Arizona, Anderson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona journalism school and has reported for a variety of business and consumer publications such as the Business Journal of Phoenix, the Las Vegas Sun and the Arizona Republic. His work has earned him national recognition and awards.

Andrew Rice, Staff writer, Sun Journal

Andrew Rice covers city government in Lewiston and Auburn for the Sun Journal. A Portland native, he graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in media studies, and has been a reporter in Maine since 2012.

 

 

Tux Turkel, Staff writer, Portland Press Herald

Tux Turkel is a long-time staff writer for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram who covers energy and utility issues.

 

 

Moderator: Judy Meyer

Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Judith Meyer is executive editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and seven weekly newspapers owned by the Sun Media Group. She serves as vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a member of the Right to Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature. A journalist since 1990 and former editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, she was named Maine’s Journalist of the Year in 2003. She serves on the New England Newspaper & Press Association Board of Directors and the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition, and was the 2018 recipient of the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award in New England.

A fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, she attended George Washington University, lives in Auburn with her husband, Phil, and is an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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