- LePage: Mainers being 'snookered' by lawmakers on budget Updated: Jun-02-15 8:44 pm
LISBON, Maine - With his ambitious budget proposal all but dead at the Statehouse, Republican Gov. Paul LePage took his message directly to voters on Tuesday and urged residents to convince their lawmakers to support his tax-cutting efforts.
- Bill to fix energy law typo moves forward in Legislature Updated: Jun-01-15 6:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill to fix a typographical error that caused utility regulators to cut funding for energy efficiency programs is moving forward in the Maine Legislature.
- Maine House OKs bill allowing concealed guns without permits Updated: Jun-01-15 3:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit.
- Maine Republicans deeply divided over potential budget deal Updated: Jun-01-15 2:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A potential state budget deal crafted by the leaders in Maine's Democrat-controlled House and GOP-led Senate that would lower the sales tax and make it harder for future lawmakers to raise income taxes revealed deep divisions within the Republican Party on Monday.
- Maine Senate gives initial OK to powdered alcohol ban Updated: Jun-01-15 11:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill to ban powdered alcohol is quickly moving forward in the Maine Legislature.
- LePage vows to veto Democratic bills until tax plan passes Updated: May-29-15 5:32 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage vowed Friday to veto every Democratic-sponsored bill that gets to his desk for the rest of the time he's in office unless the Legislature agrees to let residents weigh in on whether to get rid of the income tax.
- Maine Senate upholds LePage veto of science standards bill Updated: May-29-15 12:03 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has upheld Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would require the state to adopt new science standards.
- Maine committee backs House speaker's job training bill Updated: May-29-15 9:19 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative committee has supported a measure to support job training programs across Maine.
- Maine lawmakers delay vote on LePage utility panel nominee Updated: May-28-15 7:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Democrats on a Maine legislative panel said Thursday they need more time before voting on Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to a board that regulates utilities in the state, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans who accused them of playing politics with the governor's pick.
- Panel eyes LePage plan to shake up constitutional officers Updated: May-27-15 5:32 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's administration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to hand over the power to choose Maine's attorney general and state treasurer to the executive branch.
- Phone scammer dials Maine state trooper, given stern warning Updated: May-27-15 7:32 am
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - A Maine state trooper issued a stern warning to a telephone scammer who called to tell him he had missed grand jury duty and would be arrested if he didn't pay a fee.
- Maine Senate sustains LePage veto of school attendance bill Updated: May-26-15 4:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has sustained Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that sought to improve school attendance.
- Tribal representatives withdraw from Maine Legislature Updated: May-26-15 2:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Saying they can no longer participate in a system that perpetuates a "paternalistic attitude," two American Indian tribes abandoned their seats in the Maine Legislature on Tuesday amid clashes with Gov. Paul LePage.
- With session's end nearing, lawmakers still have much to do Updated: May-24-15 11:56 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The state budget, welfare, minimum wage, mining, guns. The Maine Legislature's to-do list remains long and time is quickly running out.
- Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates Updated: May-22-15 3:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee endorsed a bill Friday that seeks to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren but lawmakers balked at an effort to prohibit parents from using the philosophical exemption to send their unvaccinated kids to school.
- Maine Legislature could vote on raw milk bill next week Updated: May-22-15 10:07 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The sponsor of a Maine proposal to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales in the state says the measure could go before the full Legislature for a vote soon.
- Maine Senate approves 9-month limit on general assistance Updated: May-21-15 12:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would place a nine-month limit on general assistance benefits.
- Maine Senate OKs bill to cut pay for absent lawmakers Updated: May-20-15 2:37 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given final approval to a bill that would cut the pay of lawmakers who don't show up at work.
- Maine Senate overrides LePage's moose hunting change veto Updated: May-19-15 2:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Senate is overriding Republican Governor Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would allow the state to let a hunter transfer a coveted moose hunting permit to a family member in certain cases.
- Smart meter debate back before Maine supreme court Updated: May-19-15 1:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The debate over the safety of so-called smart meters installed by Central Maine Power is going back before the state Supreme Court, setting up a legal clash over regulators' conclusion that they pose no risk.
- Maine's highest court upholds workers' comp fraud conviction Updated: May-19-15 12:39 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers' compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business.
- House speaker's jobs proposal aired in committee Updated: May-18-15 5:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine House Speaker Mark Eves' jobs bill is getting support from several logging groups, several manufacturers, education leaders and the Maine Chamber of Commerce.
- Maine committee backs plan to cut alcohol tax on kombucha Updated: May-18-15 4:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee is unanimously supporting a bill aimed at cutting the alcohol tax on kombucha.
- Failed Wiscasset land developers owe $846K in back taxes Updated: May-18-15 1:22 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that the developers of a failed Wiscasset housing project owe the town nearly $846,000 in back property taxes.
- Maine bill would provide car decals to intermediate drivers Updated: May-17-15 10:19 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that has been sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage's desk aims to help law enforcement and parents identify young drivers with intermediate licenses.