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Cynthia Dill

About Cynthia Dill

Cynthia Dill is a civil rights attorney with the Portland firm Troubh Heisler. She has served as a state senator and representative, and she is the former Democratic nominee in Maine's 2012 U.S. Senate race. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from Northeastern University. She is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Dill lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband Tom and their two children.

Commencement advice for politicians

Cynthia: In her famous commencement address to Harvard University students, J.K. Rowling said it was her personal failure that led to great success. Hitting rock bottom became the solid foundation on which she rebuilt her life. In Augusta and Washington, showboating politicians are failing to govern or find commonsense solutions to our large collective problems. […]

Tax the yachts? Or is Maine sunk?

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Mike: Things are getting down to brass tacks in Augusta. Or, in this case, less tax. Have legislative Republicans found fertile new ground away from the governor and the Democrats? Cynthia: Republican lawmakers are out there, all right. Their “new” plan raises taxes on low- and middle-income Mainers to pay kindergarten teachers and police officers, […]

Deflated footballs and a deflated Obama legacy?

Cynthia: It’s like deja vu all over again this week. President Obama is playing the Bill Clinton “triangulation” card with Republicans over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the New England Patriots got caught cheating again. The only fresh air out of Washington seems to be freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallying Democrats to drive a […]