Legislature enacts anti-bullying bill

The Associated Press on March 17, 2012, at 3:45 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to protect students from bullying in schools. The bill nearly became law in 2011 but was sent back to the Education Committee at the last minute. It requires the education commissioner to develop a model policy to address …

One month remains in Maine legislative session

By Glenn Adams, The Associated Press on March 17, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA | With a small mountain of work to do, the clock is ticking for Maine lawmakers, who have one month left before the law says they have to go home. At least two budget-balancing bills that contain a number of explosive policy changes must be deliberated, agreed on …

LePage’s brother-in-law lands $68K-per-year State Planning Office job

The Associated Press on March 17, 2012, at 1:07 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A brother-in-law of Gov. Paul LePage has been hired as director of administrative services at the State Planning Office. Jody Ledoux, who is married to a sister of LePage’s wife, began work Feb. 13 at an annual salary of $68,577. Ledoux is the second LePage family member …

New frontiers in press criticism: The Maine Wire’s smear

on March 17, 2012, at 9:48 a.m.
It’s not hard to find press criticism these days and, no, I don’t mean your spouse complaining as he or she reads the paper or listens to the news. Rather, one can readily locate critical assessments of news coverage from journalistic operations, as well as from groups with particular political …
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