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LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging legislative leaders to back his effort to amend the constitution to abolish the state’s income tax. LePage’s two-year budget proposal includes a massive income tax cut, but he has said that his long-term goal is to eventually eliminate it and ensure it can’t be reinstated […]

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Humane Society Seeks Justice for Two Dead Dogs

Humane Society Seeks Justice for Two Dead Dogs

| April 17, 2015

┬áThe Houlton Humane Society is asking for information from the public after two dead dogs were found in Ludlow on Wednesday morning. According to animal control officer David Rairdon, a school bus driver noticed the two dogs on the side of the Laskey Road.Both were deceased and Rairdon said they appeared to have had their […]

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Parents Urging Lawmakers to Allow Medical Marijuana in Schools.

Parents Urging Lawmakers to Allow Medical Marijuana in Schools.

| April 17, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some parents are urging Maine lawmakers to allow medical marijuana in schools. The parents appeared Thursday before the Legislature’s Education Committee to express their support of a bill that would allow schools to provide accommodations for children who use medical marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports that the bill is sponsored […]

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Maine Marijuana Compliance Check

Maine Marijuana Compliance Check

| April 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Sheriffs’ Association inspectors are reporting no major issues in the month and a half since the state hired them to conduct compliance checks on medical marijuana caregivers. The checks are unpopular with some caregivers, who grow marijuana for medical use. The Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1CPOk3J ) reports caregivers say the checks […]

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Guidelines for Future Casino Growth

Guidelines for Future Casino Growth

| April 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle says Maine must create a competitive bidding process to guide the further expansion of casinos and ensure the state gets the best deal. Casino development so far has been steered by citizen initiative so the state has had no say on […]

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