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Cities and towns protest revenue sharing cut

Cities and towns protest revenue sharing cutA proposal to eliminate municipal revenue sharing drew a big crowd at Legislative hearing.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Public hearings begin on Gov. LePage's budget

Public hearings begin on Gov. LePage's budgetThe Legislature's Appropriations Committee has begun the first of weeks of budget hearings.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Governor LePage holds town hall meeting

Governor LePage holds town hall meetingLePage begins a town hall campaign tonight to sell and explain his proposed budget.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Maine House speaker presses for more housing for seniors

Maine House speaker presses for more housing for seniorsSpeaker Mark Eves and the Maine Affordable Housing Commission proposed a $65 million bond for new energy-efficient units.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Governor said he'll support money for jails, with strings attached

Governor said he'll support money for jails, with strings attachedCounty jails are short of money and are asking the legislature for help.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

LePage says tax reform plan is essential to state's future

LePage says tax reform plan is essential to state's futureThe governor said Maine needs to cut energy costs and cut the income tax to attract more jobs.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. LePage's tax plan would impact nonprofits

Gov. LePage's tax plan would impact nonprofitsUnder the governor's budget proposal nonprofits would be taxed at 50 percent of the current property tax rate.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. LePage details budget plan in State of the State

Gov. LePage details budget plan in State of the StateGov. Paul LePage said he wants to have the tourists pay the majority of the taxes to support the state.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Towns worry Gov. LePage will take revenue sharing money

Towns worry Gov. LePage will take revenue sharing moneyRevenue sharing funds could become a major source of debate as the Legislature deals with the governor's new budget.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Maine panel endorses LePage nominee for finance commissioner

Maine panel endorses LePage nominee for finance commissionerRosen has served as acting commissioner of the department since former finance Chief Sawin Millett retired in May.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Environmental advocates to discuss legislative priorities

Environmental advocates to discuss legislative prioritiesA group of environmental advocates are preparing to discuss proposals they will be promoting in the Legislature this session.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Maine Democrats name Jeremy Kennedy executive director

Maine Democrats name Jeremy Kennedy executive directorSunday state committee members unanimously approved Kennedy's new role
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Gov. wants to replace secretary of state with lt. governor

Gov. wants to replace secretary of state with lt. governorThe governor also wants to change the way constitutional officers are appointed.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Gov. LePage bashes Verso Paper

Gov. LePage bashes Verso PaperGov. Paul LePage said that Verso is no good for Maine.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Opinion

Phil & Ehtan discuss Lepage calling Verso Paper a "Bottom Feeder"

Phil & Ehtan discuss Lepage calling Verso Paper a "Bottom Feeder"Phil and Ethan discuss Gov. LePage calling Verso a "Bottom Feeder" and a key abortion vote for Bruce Poliquin
  • Opinion
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Ranked-choice voting advocates aiming for 2016 Maine ballot

Ranked-choice voting advocates aiming for 2016 Maine ballotA group that wants to implement ranked-choice voting in Maine elections is planning to wait until 2016 before putting its proposal before voters.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Women's activist groups outline agenda for Legislature

Women's activist groups outline agenda for LegislatureWomen's groups laid out their agenda for this legislative session.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

King Meets Defense Secretary Nominee Ashton Carter

King Meets Defense Secretary Nominee Ashton CarterAshton Carter is President Obama's nominee to succeed Chuck Hagel as Secretary of defense.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Local politicians react to SOTU

Local politicians react to SOTUMaine politicians address President Obama's SOTU address, many focusing on the middle class.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Maine Democrats to outline economic policy proposals

Maine Democrats to outline economic policy proposalsMaine democrats are beginning a statewide tour to discuss ways to create jobs and grow the state's economy.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Social media reactions to #SOTU

Social media reactions to #SOTUJoin the real-time conversation by using the hashtag #SOTU.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

King Returns from visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel

King Returns from visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and IsraelSenator Angus King has returned from a visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Senator Angus King visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel

Senator Angus King visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and IsraelAngus King visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Democrats, Republicans highlight priorities for season

Democrats, Republicans highlight priorities for seasonLeaders of both political parties list their top priorities as the Legislature starts work on the budget.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. LePage considering a run for US Senate? Not so fast

Gov. LePage considering a run for US Senate? Not so fastWhen asked if Gov. LePage was going to run against Sen. Angus King in 2018, LePage answered we'll see.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Maine's top legislators on Governor LePage's budget plan

Maine's top legislators on Governor LePage's budget planMaine's top legislators on Governor LePage's budget plan
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. LePage unveils $2B transportation work plan

Gov. LePage unveils $2B transportation work planThe plan includes replacement or repair of 47 bridges.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago