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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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Sen. Collins Gets King Endorsement

| May 16, 2014

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King is endorsing his Republican colleague Susan Collins in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. At the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan on Friday, King called Collins a “model U.S. senator” and praised her willingness to work across the aisle. Collins is being […]

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Collins a Likely ‘No’ on Minimum Wage

| April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she expects to oppose the Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage, all but dooming the election-year proposal. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the measure. It would gradually raise today’s $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months. The long-shot measure needs […]

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Senate Rejects LePage’s Business Zones Plan

| April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has voted down Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to offer business tax breaks and workers the freedom not to pay labor union fees in an effort to attract big companies to the state. The Republican governor’s bill would set up pilot project areas in Brunswick and Limestone. Businesses that […]

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Maine Senate Overrides LePage Vetoes

| April 2, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has followed the actions of the House to overturn two of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s vetoes. The Democratic-led House and Senate overturned LePage’s veto of a bill Wednesday creating a study group aimed at strengthening laws to protect children from abuse and neglect. LePage said the Department […]

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