June 25, 2018
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Maine House to debate whoopie pie as state treat

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers are ready to debate a bill to make whoopie pies the state treat.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to take up the bill Wednesday. It has mixed support from the State and Local Government Committee. Nine members favor the bill the make whoopee pies, which are made throughout Maine, the state treat, rather than state dessert as initially proposed.

Four members want to kill the bill.

The vote comes up as Maine and Pennsylvania each try to snap up credit for the chocolate cakes stuffed with creamy white frosting.

Whoopie pie lovers in Pennsylvania call Maine’s actions to claim credit “confectionary larceny.”

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