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Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade & Technology Conference in Boston on Nov. 13, 2015.

LePage’s threat to ax state welfare funding has city leaders worried

Officials in Maine’s largest cities worry that Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to eliminate a decades-old welfare program would blow million-dollar holes in their budgets and put thousands of poor Mainers at risk of going hungry or losing their homes.
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Democrat John Martin of Eagle Lake speaks with Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop, in the State House. Martin was first elected to the Maine Legislature 1964.

From spitting and smoking lawmakers to the ‘mess’ voters made of marijuana and ranked-choice voting, John Martin has seen it all

Just a year out of college when he arrived at the State House in 1964 as a newly elected lawmaker from far northern Maine, John Martin entered a world quite different from the one newcomers find there today.
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