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Governor Paul LePage

Legislature passes $32 million budget fix; LePage threatens veto

AUGUSTA, Maine — On Tuesday, the Maine Legislature easily passed a $32 million state budget fix for 2015. The House passed the bill on a …
Trains carrying crude oil have passed through the middle of Jackman, just as they had through Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Maine not prepared for a Quebec-type crude accident on rail lines

First of two parts   Less than a year ago, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, a small Quebec town 10 miles …

Senate upholds LePage veto of solar energy bill

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Senate on Wednesday pulled the blinds on a bill that would have allowed homeowners to receive a rebate for installing solar …
Eliot Cutler
POLL QUESTION

Eliot Cutler rolls out $185 million proposal to lower property taxes — and plan to fund it

AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler continued his roll-out of policy ideas Tuesday with a new proposal to lower property taxes while …
President Barack Obama speaks during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 14, 2014.

Obama to announce $600 million job-training initiative

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today’s economy: How to …
Senate Majority leader Troy Jackson

Senate sustains LePage veto of bill to cancel contracts of troubled MaineCare ride brokers

AUGUSTA, Maine — Democrats in the Senate were unsuccessful Tuesday in attempting to overturn a veto by Gov. Paul LePage, who had nixed a resolve …
Katie Solman (left) and her mother, Kristi Solman, both of Bangor, say Katie has experienced fewer epileptic seizures since she began taking medical marijuana in September. The Solmans joined other patients, parents and activists on Tuesday to call on President Barack Obama to remove medical marijuana from the list of scheduled drugs.

Maine patients, parents, activists call on Obama to remove medical marijuana from list of scheduled drugs

FALMOUTH, Maine — Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or …
A sign along the Maine Turnpike tells motorists that Exit 75 leads to Lost Valley and Sugarloaf ski areas.

Bill to restrict signs on Maine highways goes to LePage after final Senate approval

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would relocate or remove dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s interstate highways …

Senate upholds LePage’s veto of ‘compromise’ Medicaid expansion bill

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate has sustained Gov. Paul …

LePage’s campaign truth squad bill dead after only 1 legislator votes in favor of it

AUGUSTA, Maine — The House of Representatives killed a proposal …
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