Citizen Participation Important to Maine 

Governor John Baldacci says the foundation of a healthy democracy is citizen participation.The governor says many examples of citizen participation can be found in the people who volunteer to sit on state oversight and regulatory boards on commissions.Last week, the state senate confirmed dozens of appointments to those agencies.Baldacci also credits members of the legislature for their service while they get paid for part-time work, Baldacci says their work is more than full-time.