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Madawaska board votes to not reappoint code enforcement officer

Madawaska board votes to not reappoint code enforcement officer

| June 25, 2015

After a two-hour emergency meeting Thursday, the town of Madawaska voted to not reappoint Bob Ouellet as the town’s Code Enforcement Officer. This comes after town manager Christine Therrien reappointed Ouellet to the post three weeks ago. Chairman of the board of selectpeople Brian Thibeault said the board voted 3-2 to not reappoint Oullet after […]

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Effort to change Maine ballot initiative requirements fails

Effort to change Maine ballot initiative requirements fails

| June 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A proposal that could make it harder for groups to get a ballot question before voters has failed in the Maine House of Representatives. The 92-54 vote on Monday fell several votes short of the two-thirds support necessary to pass such a measure. It sought to amend the constitution to require that […]

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King Diagnosed with Cancer

King Diagnosed with Cancer

| June 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Angus King of Maine says he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Friday. The 71-year-old independent says the cancer was discovered early, during a routine annual checkup. It has not spread and he says he expects to make a full recovery. King says Maine residents should […]

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New Budget Agreement May Prevent Shutdown

New Budget Agreement May Prevent Shutdown

| June 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have announced a budget agreement that they say will prevent a shutdown of state government. Democratic and Republican legislative leaders announced the bipartisan agreement late Monday night that includes tax cuts, investment in students and workers, property tax relief and welfare reform. Lawmakers did not release the specifics of […]

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Lawmakers OK bill to force LePage to release bonds

Lawmakers OK bill to force LePage to release bonds

| June 11, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that seeks to force Maine Gov. Paul LePage to release voter-approved bonds to fund land conservation projects is moving forward in the Legislature. The Democratic-controlled House gave initial approval to Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill with a 102-48 vote on Thursday. It has also won approval in the Senate. […]

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