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Maine Bear Trapping Season Begins Before Ban Vote

| September 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s bear trapping season is set to begin about two months before a state-wide referendum that could ban the hunting method. The state’s bear trapping season runs from Monday to Oct. 31. Trapping bears is one of three hunting methods voters could choose to ban in a November vote. The other […]

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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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Bear Baiting Referendum

| March 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine election officials say supporters of a proposal to end bear baiting have surpassed the threshold necessary to put the initiative on the fall ballot. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Wednesday that 63,626 valid signatures were submitted, or 6,349 signatures more than required. The initiative seeks to prohibit the use […]

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Voter Turnout Expected to be Low

| November 5, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s top election official is visiting polling places across the state as voters cast their ballots on Election Day. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap started the day with visits to Old Town, Lincoln and Veazie. He’s also stopping in Ellsworth, Searsport, Lewiston, Freeport and Plymouth before wrapping up in Bangor. That […]

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Upcoming Referendum Will Decide Proposed Community Center Project Future

| October 29, 2012

One week from tomorrow the country will vote on a new President, a new Congress and new state lawmakers. Closer to home, in Presque Isle voters will weigh in on whether to move forward OR NOT with plans to build a new community center. Shawn Cunningham reports.

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