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Limiting Smoker Surcharges

Limiting Smoker Surcharges

| May 5, 2015

The Maine House has failed to override a bill to limit smoker surcharges imposed by health insurers. The 83-64 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The bill sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would have capped tobacco use surcharges at 20 percent for individual […]

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House Rejects Bill to Require Photo IDs to Vote

House Rejects Bill to Require Photo IDs to Vote

| May 5, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would require people to show photo identification before voting. The Democratic-led House voted 82-66 against the bill on Tuesday. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Ron Collins, was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled Senate with an 18-17 vote last week. It […]

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Maine Gas Prices Still on the Rise

Maine Gas Prices Still on the Rise

| May 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Gas prices have risen 7.5 cents in Maine in the past week. Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is $2.60. Maine gas prices are 21.8 cents per gallon higher compared to a month ago, and about $1.13 lower per gallon […]

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Tennessee Economist to Maine PUC

Tennessee Economist to Maine PUC

| May 4, 2015

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage has nominated an economist at the University of Tennessee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. If approved by the Republican-controlled Senate, Bruce Williamson would replace former Democratic Gov. John Baldacci appointee, David Littell, on the three-person panel. Littell’s term expired in March, but he has remained […]

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Meth Lab Bust

Meth Lab Bust

| April 27, 2015

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a meth lab was discovered over the weekend at a home in Standish and a couple living there was charged with manufacturing Methamphetamine. Arrested are: Timothy Schoubroek (32) of Standish for, Unlawful Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Class B. Violation of Conditional Release, Class E Tressa Sprague (35) of Standish for, […]

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