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Concealed Handguns

Concealed Handguns

| April 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gun control groups are urging Maine residents to help defeat a bill that would allow people to carry concealed handgun without a permit. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released TV, radio and digital ads Thursday that claim […]

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Grant to Help Invest in Green Energy

Grant to Help Invest in Green Energy

| April 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine is getting a $100,000 grant to help develop clean energy projects for farmers, fishermen and other small business owners. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the Portland Council of Governments to work around the state with small businesses to plan clean […]

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Cellphone Driving Ban

Cellphone Driving Ban

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Democratic-led House has dealt a blow to a bill that would prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones. The House voted 88-55 against the bill on Tuesday. It received initial approval in the Republican-led Senate last week. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill would still allow drivers’ to use hands-free devices. Democratic […]

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State Unemployment Down

State Unemployment Down

| April 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The unemployment rate in Maine fell to its lowest point in more than seven years in March. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5 percent in February to 4.8 percent in March. It was 5.8 percent a year ago. The state Department of Labor says Maine’s number of unemployed […]

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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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