Politics

The Maine Legislature has sent to the governor's desk one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country.

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After an hour of emotional debate, the Maine Senate Thursday voted for a measure that would allow some terminally-ill patients to request life-ending medication.

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Maine Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she wants Congress to continue inquiries into President Donald Trump and to "move toward an impeachment inquiry."

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Before a packed cabinet room, Gov. Janet Mills has signed legislation that would ban conversion therapy, a practice aimed at trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is attempting to establish new water quality protections to allow sustenance fishing by Maine's Native American tribes.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine, the state with the oldest residents, is weighing a bill to allow adults with a terminal disease to ask for a fatal dose of prescription drugs. The Senate tabled the bill Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she watched special counsel Robert Mueller’s televised statement Wednesday, and she believes he made it clear that his investigation showed that Russian agents sought to influence the 2016 U.S. elections.

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The number of women incarcerated in Maine is rising fast. In the past six years the number of female inmates at the Maine Correctional Center (MCC) in Windham has grown from about 150 to more than 220, as of April. And the state Department of Corrections has a problem: the overcrowded women's facility is housed in a men's prison.

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While ten states mandate paid sick leave for workers, Maine will be the first state to require employers to give their employees up to 40 hours of paid leave for use at their discretion.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is nominating a former lawmaker and chair of the Maine Democratic Committee to chair the state's Public Utilities Commission.

Phil Bartlett, 42, is a Portland lawyer who also served as the Senate co-chair of the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

In a press release, Mills praised Bartlett for expertise in economics and utility regulation and commitment to the state of Maine. Bartlett will take the seat of outgoing PUC chairman Mark Vannoy.

Maine's Health and Human Services Committee is considering a pair of bipartisan bills Tuesday that address generational poverty.

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After weeks of negotiations, mostly in private, the legislature’s budget writing Appropriations Committee is within striking distance of reaching an agreement on a two-year spending package that would take effect July 1. But, so far, no agreement.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Maine's Memorial Day celebrations are absent a prominent veteran who died last year.

Rebecca Conley

It is time again to look at politics in the Pine Tree State.

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