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Mills' Supplemental Budget Proposal Could Change Drug Treatment Policy, Bicentennial Plans And More

The legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee has started work on Gov. Janet Mills' proposed supplemental budget to pay the state’s bills through the current budget year, which ends July 1. But it does a lot more than that. Maine Public Radio’s senior political producer Mal Leary spoke with Nora Flaherty on Maine Things Considered about the budget bill and what it means for the state.

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Dozens of people involved with the state’s burgeoning hemp industry urged lawmakers on Tuesday to support a bill that will allow retailers to resume selling edible products containing cannabidiol, or CBD.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, thus limiting their ability to use fines to raise revenue.

The court's decision, written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was announced by her on her second day back at the court. Ginsburg missed in-person arguments at the court for the first time in her quarter century on the Supreme Court bench after undergoing surgery for lung cancer late last year.

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On day three of a hearing meant to get to the bottom of an absentee ballot scheme in the as-yet-undecided U.S. House race in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, all eyes are on Republican Mark Harris and what he knew and when.

The State Board of Elections' investigation is centered on a political operative, McCrae Dowless, who was hired by Harris to get out the vote in the eastern part of the district, which runs from the outskirts of Charlotte along the southern edge of the state.

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she would vote for congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border.

Juror pay in Maine could more than triple under a new bill lawmakers are taking into consideration.

People living in Cumberland County saw their average weekly wage rise by 3.6 percent from June 2017 to June 2018, according to new numbers put out Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With just days to go before his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump seems to have tried to lower public expectations for the meeting set for Feb. 27 to 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

"I'm in no rush for speed. We just don't want testing," Trump remarked on Friday, suggesting that he might not insist North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons, as long as it stops testing them.

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The Auburn man charged in an unsolved crime described as one of Alaska’s most notorious is contesting his extradition to that state to face charges of sexual assault and murder.

Never in the history of the Roman Catholic Church has a pope ordered bishops from around the world to come together and consider how many priests abuse children sexually and how many church officials cover for the abusers. The scandal of clergy sex abuse has deep roots in church history, but church leaders have been notoriously reluctant to acknowledge it and deal with the consequences.




Wednesday—We'll learn what causes infertility and hear about treatments and new approaches.