Yesterday the Maine State Legislature voted to redistribute some of the budget excess back to the people of Maine. These $450 checks will help those most in need with keeping their houses warm this winter, buying gas to get to work, and feeding their family. An infusion of cash directly into the Maine economy as we slide into recession. All of these are good things.

The two newest representatives from Waldo County seem to disagree with helping the people of their districts be a bit more comfortable this winter. They both voted against this small but very helpful infusion of cash into the pocketbooks of the people of this area.

Perhaps they would like to explain their reasoning for these appalling votes.

Betsy Garrold

Knox