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2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Restart of East Millinocket mill delayed as firms clash on electricity agreement

Negotiations between two companies over electricity sales that would help restart a local paper mill have devolved into finger-pointing and delayed indefinitely the mill's resumption of production, officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Bill to broaden access to overdose antidote wins unanimous Maine Senate approval

The Maine Senate on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill that broadens access to a medication meant to counter deadly overdoses of opiate-based drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin.

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Related Topix: Maine, Drugs, US Governors, Freeport, ME

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

New poll shows Gov. LePage leading Michaud 39 to 37 - Cutler at 20

The new SMS Pan Atlantic 43rd Omnibus poll shows Governor Paul LePage in the lead for the first time since Congressman Michael Michaud and Eliot Cutler entered the race.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US House of Representatives, Michael Michaud, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Switched

Maine Poised To Pass Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Bill

After unanimous approval from state House lawmakers on Monday, Maine's legislature appears poised to pass a lifesaving anti-overdose bill despite a veto threat from Gov. Paul LePage .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Drugs, Quincy, MA

State of Maine

Governor LePage Announces Availability of Northern Border Regional Commission Grant Funds

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is accepting applications for grant funds provided by the Northern Border Regional Commission .

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Bangor Daily News

Bill to restrict signage on Maine highways goes to LePage after final Senate approval

A bill that would relocate or remove dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine's interstate highways is headed to Gov. Paul LePage after receiving final approval in the Senate on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Saco, ME, Bangor, ME

Sun Journal

Legislature moves forward with budget fix for 2015 despite LePage opposition

The House passed the bill on a vote of 136-8, and the Senate followed suit soon after passing the bill, 35-0.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Medicaid, Health, Lewiston, ME, Wells, ME

Bangor Daily News

Eliot Cutler rolls out $185 million proposal to lower property taxes - and plan to fund it

Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler continued his roll-out of policy ideas Tuesday with a new proposal to lower property taxes while also increasing state aid to local communities, funding for education and the budget for marketing the state of Maine.

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Bangor Daily News

Will Obamacare cost more or less than first estimated?

However, just like an argument that Gov. LePage made recently in turning down Medicaid expansion , that's simply not true.

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Kennebec Journal

Another View: Far from sunk, Brookings report still inspiring action in Maine

We Mainers love our curmudgeons; sometimes just for the challenge of getting them to smile.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Another attempt to put a moratorium on virtual charter schools in Maine moving through Legislature

The House of Representatives voted 91-56 in favor of LD 995 , An Act to Establish a Moratorium on the Approval and Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools, which heads to the Senate for further votes.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Boothbay, ME, Biddeford, ME

Bangor Daily News

Federal funding for Maine cold case squad could come from new Justice Department grants

Attorney General Janet Mills is working with Rep. Mike Michaud to find federal funding for the creation of a cold case squad in Maine aimed at solving more than 100 open homicide cases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, Susan Collins, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, Maine, US Governors, Medway, ME

Bangor Daily News

LePage's 'Open for Business Zones' proposal officially dead after partisan House vote

Democrats successfully completed their turn-back of Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to create "Open for Business Zones" at two former military bases in Maine with a mostly party-line vote Monday in the House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, US Military, US Air Force, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME, Pittsfield, ME

Sun Journal

Democrats kill 'Open for Business Zones' bill proposed by LePage

Democrats successfully completed their turn-back of Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to create "Open for Business Zones" at two former military bases in Maine with a mostly party-line vote Monday in the House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, US Military, US Air Force, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME, Pittsfield, ME

Kennebec Journal

Maine House OKs greater access to overdose antidote; LePage vows veto

The House of Representatives on Monday gave preliminary and unanimous approval to a bill that would give some family members of opiate addicts greater access to naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Saco, ME

Washington Times

Maine Legislature rejects right-to-work zones plan

Maine lawmakers have rejected Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to offer business tax breaks and workers the ability not to pay labor union fees in certain parts of the state.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US Military, Loring Air Force Base, US Air Force

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

It's easier to rail against 'welfare' recipients than actually reform the system

Earlier this week, the legislature voted on a number of measures that addressed our state's anti-poverty programs.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, US News, US Governors, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Nurse practitioners added to list of those who can prescribe medical marijuana

BANGOR, Maine - The state's medical marijuana law, first approved by Maine voters in 1999, has been amended, and the biggest change replaces the word physician with the words "medical provider."

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Maine, Healthcare Law, Law, Bangor, ME, US Governors

Star-Telegram.com

Navy destroyer Zumwalt to be christened in Maine

The 610-foot warship bearing the late Adm. Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt's name will be christened Saturday with a bottle of Champagne across its bow by his two daughters at Maine's Bath Iron Works, where it's being built.

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ABC News

Navy Destroyer Zumwalt to Be Christened in Maine

The 610-foot warship bearing the late Adm. Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt's name will be christened Saturday with a bottle of Champagne across its bow by his two daughters at Maine's Bath Iron Works, where it's being built.

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