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Parties Make Final Push for Legislative Candidates

| July 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Democrats and Republicans are making a last-minute drive to find candidates willing to run this November for the state House and Senate. Monday was the last day that candidates could withdraw and still be replaced on the ballot. Overall, 50 House and Senate candidates withdrew from their races after the […]

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GOP Launches Welfare Attack on Political Foes

| June 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Republicans are launching what’s expected to be a continued push against Democratic legislative candidates this campaign season for their opposition to measures overhauling the state’s welfare programs. A new website the GOP announced on Wednesday slams several incumbent Democratic candidates for their votes last session on proposals including limiting where […]

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LePage Faults Liberals for Gridlock

| May 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is telling Portland business leaders that Democrats are to blame for what he calls pervasive gridlock in the state’s government. LePage spoke Thursday before the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. He focused heavily on education, welfare fraud and business growth, all of which he said were issues […]

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Collins a Likely ‘No’ on Minimum Wage

| April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she expects to oppose the Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage, all but dooming the election-year proposal. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the measure. It would gradually raise today’s $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months. The long-shot measure needs […]

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Tax Cut Referendum Bill Gets Pushback

| March 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to ask voters if they want to reduce government spending and taxes is getting a cool response from Democrats. The proposal Maine’s Taxation Committee examined on Wednesday would have the state hold a referendum in June asking voters if they want to lower income tax rates, […]

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