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House and Senate at Odds Over Slot Machines

| March 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-controlled House and Senate are at odds over proposals to bring more slot machines to the state. The Democratic-controlled House voted 77-57 on Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow veterans’ organizations like the American Legion to put slot machines in their clubs. The bill was shot down […]

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Senate Endorses Medicaid Expansion

| March 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has endorsed a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but its future in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is uncertain. The 22-13 vote in the Senate falls short of the two-thirds support lawmakers will need to override a veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. But it faces […]

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Local Veterans Weigh In On Military Sexual Assaults and Need For More Legislation

| March 10, 2014

Thursday, the U.S. Senate blocked a military sexual assault bill. The bill seeks to prosecute sexual assault crimes through independent military prosecutors outside of the victim’s chain of command. Maine Senator Susan Collins is a strong advocate for the bill. Prior to the vote, Collins spoke on the senate floor saying Congress needs to take […]

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Collins Files Nominating Papers

| March 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who’s seeking a fourth term, has filed her nominating petitions with Maine elections officials. Major party candidates for U.S. Senate are required to file 2,000 certified signatures by March 17, 2014. By submitting hers on Thursday, Collins beat Democrat Shenna Bellows to qualify for the ballot. In […]

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Maine Eyes Virtual Charter School Moratorium

| February 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill moving forward in the Maine Legislature would place a moratorium on virtual charter schools in the state until next year. The bill before the Democratic-controlled Legislature directs the state to develop a plan to provide all public schools in the state access to online learning, including a possible state-run […]

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