It Looks Like Nips Are Here To Stay (For Now…)
Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about the battle for nips here in the state of Maine. No, the tiny liquor bottles - get your head out of the gutter.
Let's recap - the proposed bill, named LD-56, suggested adding the tiny bottles to the list of okayed items for Maine's bottle redemption program, meaning they would merit a 5c deposit from a redemption center. Governor LePage fought this legislation, vetoing the bill one it reached his desk. He stated that his veto should serve to help ease the litter problem (of which the small bottles are a large part), and even suggested that Maine get rid of nips altogether...
But, as reported earlier today by the Bangor Daily News, the House voted to overturn LePage's veto of the bill 114-31. The vote now heads to the Senate, which needs to get a two-thirds majority in support of overturning LePage's veto to actually bring the bill to life.
So, for the time being, nips have a fighting chance up in Augusta. What are your thoughts on this surprisingly hot-button issue? Let us know in the comments!