Politics

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Democrats in the Maine House of Representatives have sustained Gov. Janet Mills' first veto, flipping their previous support for a ban on the sale of gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol and killing the proposal altogether.

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The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure Thursday that would require a new analysis of the purported greenhouse gas reductions associated with Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposal to bring hydro-electricity from Canada to New England.

As the state with the nation's oldest population,  Maine is the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to the field of aging in America. That's according to the longtime executive director of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA).

After more than two hours of debate that at times got emotional, the Maine House passed a measure on Wednesday that would prohibit state-licensed councilors from practicing conversion therapy on minors.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate is getting behind a push to increase oversight of for-profit colleges in the state.

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The Maine House has rejected a Senate-passed religious exemption to the requirement that all Maine schoolchildren be vaccinated. The measure now goes back to the Senate.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says a New York Times report that his businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994 is "highly inaccurate."

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The Maine House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring the state’s Medicaid program and private insurers to cover abortion services.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill to require Maine's Medicaid program and private insurers to cover abortion is moving ahead in the Democratic-led Legislature.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would require drivers to clear ice and snow off their cars before hitting the road.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new law in Maine is designed to help lobster fishermen who develop major illnesses keep their licenses active.

Portland's City Council Monday night narrowly defeated a requirement for city employers to provide workers paid leave. Today, the Maine Senate gave a preliminary thumbs-up to a similar measure.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's two U.S. senators are introducing legislation designed to protect residents from housing discrimination that is based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

A new Maine law bans future lawmakers from any paid lobbying within their first year out of office.

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The Mills Administration says it plans to build a new pre-release center on the grounds of a former minimum-security prison in Washington County under an agreement struck with county lawmakers. Administration officials say the pre-release center in Machiasport will be smaller than the shuttered prison and employ fewer workers.

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