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Reaction to Bill that would Allow Concealed Guns Without Permit

Reaction to Bill that would Allow Concealed Guns Without Permit

| July 7, 2015

A bill allowing Mainers to carry a concealed weapon without a permit has gotten plenty of attention this week. The bill LD 652 was passed in the Senate 23-12, meaning that Maine is one step closer to allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Republican Senator Eric Brakey sponsored the bill. “All […]

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Maine Senate OKs Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers

Maine Senate OKs Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers

| June 19, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has approved a measure that would ensure that the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state continue to receive municipal welfare benefits. The Senate voted 29-5 on Thursday in favor of an amendment introduced by Republican Sen. Amy Volk that would allow asylum seekers to qualify […]

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Maine Senate Narrowly Rejects ‘Death-with-Dignity’ Bill

Maine Senate Narrowly Rejects ‘Death-with-Dignity’ Bill

| June 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has narrowly rejected a contentious bill that would provide terminally ill patients with the power to end their own lives. The Senate voted 18-17 against Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill after nearly an hour of debate on Monday. It now heads to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. […]

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Maine Senate Approves LePage Nominee for Finance Chief

Maine Senate Approves LePage Nominee for Finance Chief

| February 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has given approval to Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for finance chief. The Republican-led Senate voted unanimously in favor of Richard Rosen becoming the commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Rosen has been the acting commissioner of the department since former department head Sawin Millett […]

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Parties Make Final Push for Legislative Candidates

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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