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As expected Maine's two U.S. Senators both voted Thursday in favor of a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration for border wall funding.

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A bill that would eliminate philosophical and religious exemptions for vaccines drew hundreds to the Maine State House Wednesday.

Nearly 200 Maine workers were at the statehouse Thursday, lobbying in favor of measures that would establish paid sick leave, public employees' right to strike, and a public-owned electric utility.

Maine's independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like "milk" "yogurt" and "cheese" on their labels.

During a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, 1st District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree told the Veterans Affairs Inspector General, Michael Missal, that she is tired of seeing reports from his office that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is doing a poor job of handling claims for sexual assaults in the military.

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Scientists, activists and people working in Maine's natural resources-based economy are backing a bill designed to dramatically reduce Maine's greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.

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The outgoing chancellor of Maine's university system says the state is now on the "right path" for higher education, but still faces obstacles in the years ahead.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed her $7.5 million spending package to pay the state's bills and repeal limits for Medicaid-funded addiction treatment.

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Rural Maine could be making $5.6 billion in rural tourist dollars by 2030, if visitor experiences across its interior "woods region" are improved.

That's according to a pair of studies conducted by global consulting firm FutureIQ on behalf of the nonprofit Maine Woods Consortium.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee has approved a proposal to provide a minimum salary to the state's teachers with a party-line vote.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Democrat will serve in a seat left vacant by a former lawmaker who's now the state's attorney general.

AUGUSTA, Maine  - Maine lawmakers are discussing a bill that aims to help the state communicate better on fighting the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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At the State House today, Democratic lawmakers unveiled a package of bills that tackle the high price of prescription drugs.

Sen. Susan Collins is signing on as sponsor of a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill, the only Senate Republican to back the LGBT rights movement's top legislative priority.

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Doctors in Maine have made the sharpest reductions in the country in the amount of fentanyl they prescribe. Fentanyl prescriptions from Maine physicians fell by almost 31 percent between 2016 and 2017. That's according to a study from the University of New England, Husson University and Pennsylvania's Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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