- Lawmakers return to try to override LePage's budget veto Updated: Jun-30-15 3:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers are heading back to Augusta to decide whether to overturn Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the $6.7 billion state budget.
- Lawmakers seek investigation into Gov. LePage's actions Updated: Jun-29-15 6:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers said Monday that the state's watchdog agency should launch an investigation into claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage overstepped his authority by forcing a school for at-risk youth to fire the speaker of the House of Representatives from the top job there by threatening to withhold state funds.
- Maine lawmakers return this week for veto override votes Updated: Jun-28-15 8:20 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - After a few days off, Maine lawmakers will head back to Augusta this week to consider dozens of bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
- Maine Gov. LePage vetoes 31 more bills Updated: Jun-26-15 5:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers will have their hands full next week when they return to consider additional bills vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage.
- Allegation that LePage pressured school shocks lawmakers Updated: Jun-25-15 5:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
- Maine lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the session Updated: Jun-24-15 12:02 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Weary Maine lawmakers plowed through dozens of bills on Tuesday as they marched toward the end of a six-month legislative session that has been marked with partisan fights over taxes and welfare.
- The Latest: Bill to give aid to asylum seekers gets final OK Updated: Jun-23-15 10:18 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The latest on the closing stages of lawmakers' six-month legislative session:
- Aid for asylum seekers OK'd by House, but future uncertain Updated: Jun-22-15 6:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill fiercely opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that would allow the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state to continue receiving municipal welfare benefits.
- The Latest: Maine House OKs state aid for asylum seekers Updated: Jun-22-15 5:23 pm
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- Effort to change Maine ballot initiative requirements fails Updated: Jun-22-15 2:38 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal that could make it harder for groups to get a ballot question before voters has failed in the Maine House of Representatives.
- House rejects bill to legalize marijuana in Maine Updated: Jun-22-15 1:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state.
- LePage lets bills become law without his signature Updated: Jun-22-15 12:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - While Gov. Paul LePage continues to veto dozens of bills, he's also letting a handful go into law without his signature.
- Maine gets $3.6 million for job training programs Updated: Jun-20-15 2:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting $3.6 million from the federal government for job training programs.
- Beyond the budget: A look at other Maine bills still in play Updated: Jun-20-15 12:29 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Debate over the $6.7 billion Maine budget dominated discussions at the Statehouse this week, but lawmakers were also busy slogging through dozens of bills as they try to wrap up their work for the year.
- Maine bill to loosen raw milk sales restrictions is dead Updated: Jun-19-15 5:25 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The sponsor of a Maine bill designed to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales says the legislation is dead.
- Bill to increase Maine's $7.50 per hour minimum wage dies Updated: Jun-19-15 4:04 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that would have raised the state's $7.50 per hour minimum wage has been defeated in the Maine Legislature.
- Maine Senate OKs welfare benefits for asylum seekers Updated: Jun-18-15 9:16 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has approved a measure that would ensure that the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state continue to receive municipal welfare benefits.
- Maine Senate OKs bill barring shackling of pregnant inmates Updated: Jun-18-15 4:26 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Republican-controlled Senate has endorsed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates.
- House backs bill authorizing a casino for Maine's tribes Updated: Jun-18-15 4:03 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would allow Maine's American Indian tribes to bring a casino to northern Maine.
- 'Death-with-dignity' bill fails in the Maine Legislature Updated: Jun-17-15 1:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients.
- The Latest: Maine lawmakers send $6.7B budget to LePage Updated: Jun-17-15 12:43 am
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- Maine Senate defeats latest right-to-work proposal Updated: Jun-15-15 1:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Republican-controlled Maine Senate on Monday killed a "right-to-work" bill backed by GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who said the policy is crucial if the state wants to attract investment.
- Latest right-to-work effort hits hurdle in the Maine House Updated: Jun-12-15 2:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A handful of Republican lawmakers joined the Democrats who control Maine's House of Representatives to deal a blow to the latest effort to have Maine join 25 other states with so-called "right-to-work" laws.
- Senate kills bill requiring abortion clinics to be licensed Updated: Jun-12-15 12:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has defeated a contentious bill that would place new regulations on abortion clinics in the state.
- Bid to give governor power to pick top attorney gets nixed Updated: Jun-11-15 1:34 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representative has rejected a proposal to give the governor the power to appoint the attorney general.