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Maine House Speaker Named President of Good Will-Hinckley

Maine House Speaker Named President of Good Will-Hinckley

| June 9, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives has been named president of Good Will-Hinkley school. The school’s board of directors announced Tuesday that it has selected Mark Eves as its next president after a nine month search. Good Will-Hinkley operates the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, the state’s first […]

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Mining Bill Shot Down

Mining Bill Shot Down

| June 9, 2015

There has been plenty talk of about mining in Maine, including Bald Mountain in Aroostook County. “Maine and especially Aroostook, all we have is our natural resources to sell. Mining, along with forestry and agriculture ought to be the things that we’re promoting,” said Aroostook Partnership for Progress President and CEO Robert Dorsey. Supporters of […]

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Maine House Rejects LePage Effort to Eliminate Income Tax

Maine House Rejects LePage Effort to Eliminate Income Tax

| June 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has rejected Governor Paul LePage’s effort to abolish the income tax. The Democratic-controlled House voted 82-64 against the Republican governor’s proposal on Monday. LePage wants to amend the constitution to prohibit the state from collecting the income tax beginning in 2020. Constitutional amendments need two-thirds support […]

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Maine House OKs Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds

Maine House OKs Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds

| May 6, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prevent the loss of $38 million for energy efficiency programs. The Democratic-controlled House gave initial approval to Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon’s bill with a 138-1 vote on Wednesday. The bill would fix a clerical error in a 2013 law […]

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Longtime Lawmaker John Martin Looks to Get Back Into Legislature

Longtime Lawmaker John Martin Looks to Get Back Into Legislature

| March 21, 2014

Longtime legislator John Martin isn’t throwing in the towel just yet. For about sixteen months now, he’s been out of the House of Representatives – and he wants that to change. “The end of February, I made the decision that I would run again,” said Martin. A well-known name in Maine politics, the democrat spent […]

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