- Lawmakers spar over extension of tax breaks to Mainers Updated: Feb-04-16 4:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - State legislators in Maine are debating whether residents and businesses will be able to claim a group of tax breaks offered by the federal government on their 2015 filings.
- Bill introduced to prohibit gun bans in subsidized housing Updated: Feb-04-16 4:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The case of a disabled Mainer who shot an intruder last year has led to legislation that would prohibit gun bans in subsidized housing.
- Bill would help expand broadband in rural Maine Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal in the Maine Legislature would send $1 million to the state agency that oversees the expansion of broadband.
- Leader of Maine National Guard promoted to brigadier general Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The leader of the Maine National Guard is now a brigadier general.
- Maine AG wants felony charges for heroin possession Updated: Feb-03-16 4:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is pushing to make possession of heroin and similar drugs a felony, but treatment advocates and defense attorneys say harsh penalties for drug crimes don't work.
- Man convicted of killing woman loses bid for new trial Updated: Feb-03-16 4:46 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Lewiston man convicted in 2012 of killing a 22-year-old woman in her bathtub has lost his bid for a new trial.
- Roller derby advocates press for the right to hit in Maine Updated: Feb-02-16 6:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Young women named Hard Dash, Kill Any and Betty B. Tough are putting the squeeze on Maine lawmakers to make it easier for them to expand the sport of roller derby.
- Advocates: Maine needs to act faster on lead standards Updated: Feb-02-16 11:45 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Public health advocates and lawmakers say Maine needs to move quicker to implement stricter lead poisoning standards that became law last year.
- LePage names former lobbyist as his chief legal counsel Updated: Feb-01-16 3:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage is appointing a former Pierce Atwood lobbyist to be his top lawyer.
- Lawmakers consider bill crafted by daughter of Peter Falk Updated: Jan-28-16 10:55 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers are considering bill inspired by the late actor Peter Falk of the hit TV series "Columbo."
- Maine's high court confirms smart meter safety decision Updated: Jan-26-16 9:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - About 600,000 so-called "smart meters" installed in homes and businesses by Central Maine Power pose no credible threat to health and safety, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
- Maine lawmakers confirm LePage's top lawyer as judge Updated: Jan-26-16 5:44 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative panel on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gov. Paul LePage's chief legal counsel as a district court judge after LePage told lawmakers to avoid turning the nomination into a partisan fight
- Bill proposes tougher penalties for bringing heroin to Maine Updated: Jan-26-16 5:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would target out-of-state heroin traffickers by increasing penalties for bringing illegal drugs into the state.
- Maine to consider self-defense immunity for National Guard Updated: Jan-25-16 4:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's veterans department wants state lawmakers to pass a bill that provides civil and criminal immunity to Maine National Guard members who act in self-defense while on duty.
- Lobstermen warily eye Maine proposal to change licensing Updated: Jan-24-16 10:47 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's lobstermen, a skeptical and single-minded lot for centuries, are scrutinizing a proposed law designed to streamline the process of obtaining a coveted lobster fishing license.
- Conviction upheld for man guilty of pushing wife off cliff Updated: Jan-21-16 5:24 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the 2014 conviction of a man found guilty of pushing his wife off a 700-foot cliff in Camden Hills State Park in April 2011.
- Maine lawmakers to debate changing GMO label laws Updated: Jan-21-16 4:37 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine leaders will debate the possibility of changing the state's law regarding food grown with the use of genetically modified organisms.
- Maine to consider creation of ocean acidification council Updated: Jan-20-16 4:31 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel will consider the possibility of creating a permanent council with a focus on ocean acidification, which some scientists and lawmakers say is a threat to the state's seafood industry.
- Symposium to focus on legal needs of Maine military veterans Updated: Jan-20-16 4:01 am
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills are participating in a two-day event in South Portland that focuses on the legal needs of military veterans.
- Maine gov signs bill aimed at addressing heroin epidemic Updated: Jan-19-16 2:42 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Legislature has completed Job No. 1 - adopting an amended proposal sought by the governor to hire more drug agents to combat the state's heroin epidemic.
- State police say they've busted 2nd meth lab in 2016 Updated: Jan-16-16 3:08 pm
NORTHPORT, Maine - Maine state police say they've uncovered a methamphetamine lab in Northport in the second such discovery of the new year.
- Legislative panel gets an earful on Common Core standards Updated: Jan-16-16 9:00 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are getting conflicting views as they once again consider a proposal to drop the five-year-old Common Core math and English standards.
- Maine governor calls failed impeachment effort 'foolishness' Updated: Jan-14-16 4:37 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster support for a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power.
- Maine drug bill continues to advance Updated: Jan-12-16 6:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill aimed at addressing Maine's heroin crisis continues to advance.
- Maine State Police: human remains found in Fairfield garage Updated: Jan-12-16 5:44 pm
FAIRFIELD, Maine - Maine State Police and the state medical examiner's office are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a garage at a home in Fairfield.