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$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

| March 31, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have sent a $28 million budget bill to Gov. Paul LePage that addresses a funding shortfall for county jails and supports a state-run psychiatric hospital. The House voted 146-1 to give the supplemental budget bill final approval on Tuesday. The Senate followed with a unanimous vote. It provides funding […]

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Environmentalists, Businesses Seek Energy Efficiency Fix

Environmentalists, Businesses Seek Energy Efficiency Fix

| March 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Environmentalists and business owners are calling on lawmakers to swiftly fix an error in a bill that caused regulators to limit funding for energy efficiency programs. The Public Utilities Commission recently voted to put a roughly $22 million cap on one source of funding for Efficiency Maine Trust. Lawmakers intended for […]

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Conviction Overturned

Conviction Overturned

| March 27, 2015

ROME (AP) – Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who […]

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Chairlift Accident

Chairlift Accident

| March 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – U.S. ski resorts are being warned to check more than 100 chairlifts after engineers identified a design flaw believed to have contributed to an accident that injured seven people at Sugarloaf in Maine. Partek Ski Lifts, based in Pine Island, New York, issued a bulletin Thursday warning operators using Borvig and […]

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Maine Unemployment Rate Down Slightly in February

Maine Unemployment Rate Down Slightly in February

| March 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials say Maine’s unemployment rate ticked down to 5 percent last month. The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the state’s jobless rate declined slightly from 5.2 percent in January and 5.9 percent a year ago. The number of residents who were unemployed was down by more than 7,000 over […]

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