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Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

| June 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Critics say his decision to retreat to his office and issue a flurry of vetoes shows a lack of leadership and […]

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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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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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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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Backers of Higher Minimum Wage Start Collecting Signatures

Backers of Higher Minimum Wage Start Collecting Signatures

| June 5, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Advocates for a higher minimum wage in Maine are starting a drive to collect signatures to get a wage increase on the 2016 ballot. Mainers for Fair Wages started their Portland-area signature collection on Thursday. The liberal Maine People’s Alliance and the Maine AFL-CIO submitted paperwork about the drive to the […]

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