- Maine House OKs bill to restore energy efficiency funds Updated: May-06-15 12:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prevent the loss of $38 million for energy efficiency programs.
- State panel to rule on tribes' request for fishing pact Updated: May-06-15 11:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are getting ready to consider if they will endorse a request from American Indian tribes to co-manage the state's lucrative commercial fisheries.
- Maine Democrats heading to Brunswick for town hall meeting Updated: May-06-15 5:19 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The top Democrats in the Maine Legislature are gearing up for a visit to Brunswick to take questions from residents on their tax proposal.
- Maine panel considers creation of ocean pollution group Updated: May-06-15 4:28 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel is grappling with whether to create a state council to deal with the issue of changing ocean chemistry.
- Opponents: Nixing Maine income tax would force program cuts Updated: May-05-15 5:40 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration said Tuesday that eliminating Maine's income tax would spur economic growth, but critics warned that putting a $1.7 billion hole in the state budget would inevitably result in huge cuts to things like education.
- Veto stands on bill aimed at limiting smoker surcharges Updated: May-05-15 12:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House has failed to override a bill to limit smoker surcharges imposed by health insurers.
- LePage nominee to utility board 'agnostic' to energy source Updated: May-04-15 4:59 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's newest nominee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission shares his view on energy: The source of the energy doesn't matter as long as it makes economic sense.
- Maine committee recommends studying hayride safety Updated: May-04-15 4:18 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative panel is recommending the creation of a task force to study farm amusement ride safety after a 17-year-old girl was killed during a Halloween-themed hayride last year.
- GOP's renewed push for right-to-work law faces uphill battle Updated: May-04-15 4:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Republicans are making another push to pass right-to-work legislation, but even Gov. Paul LePage acknowledged Monday that the effort faces tough odds.
- Maine AG investigating sex assault claim ex-officer Updated: May-01-15 6:19 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Maine attorney general's office has launched an investigation into allegations that a former Biddeford police officer sexually abused a teenage boy more than a decade ago.
- Maine panel divided over restricting use of e-cigarettes Updated: May-01-15 4:25 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel is divided over the extent to which the state should restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
- Maine committee rejects concealed handgun bill Updated: May-01-15 2:59 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel voted along party lines on Friday to reject a bill that would remove the requirement that people must get a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
- Maine high court upholds murder conviction Updated: May-01-15 7:07 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court has upheld the conviction of a Tenants Harbor man sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting his drug supplier.
- Maine committee recommends adding 5 to endangered list Updated: Apr-30-15 6:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee is recommending the state add five species to its list of threatened and endangered species.
- Maine panel backs bill to fund cold case homicide unit Updated: Apr-30-15 3:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee has unanimously endorsed a bill that would fund a special unit dedicated to investigating unsolved homicides.
- LePage plan to change nuclear power rules meets resistance Updated: Apr-29-15 6:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Environmentalists and anti-nuclear activists on Wednesday blasted Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to make it easier to bring small nuclear power plants to Maine because it would strip voters of the power to sign off on new plants.
- 3rd suspect sought in drug-related killing in Biddeford Updated: Apr-29-15 4:25 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Maine State Police are seeking a third man in connection with a drug-related killing in a Biddeford parking lot in 2013.
- Maine Senate OKs bill to require photo IDs to vote Updated: Apr-29-15 12:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require residents to show photo identification in order to vote.
- LePage opposes efforts to bring casino to southern Maine Updated: Apr-29-15 11:04 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage says that a large resort casino in southern Maine would negatively impact the state.
- Lawmakers to LePage: Stop holding bonds 'hostage' Updated: Apr-28-15 4:20 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's refusal to issue voter-approved bonds provoked a rare public dispute among members of his own party on Tuesday, when a Republican senator unveiled an effort to force the governor to release the funds.
- Mayors seek resolution of energy efficiency funding dilemma Updated: Apr-28-15 12:19 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A group of Maine mayors is urging lawmakers to fix an error in a 2013 law that caused regulators to cut funding for energy efficiency programs.
- Maine House rejects bill to ban plastic shopping bags Updated: Apr-28-15 11:35 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House has rejected a bill that would prohibit retailers from using disposable plastic bags.
- Maine panel rejects bill to nix legislative term limits Updated: Apr-27-15 4:20 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative committee has dealt a blow to an effort to repeal term limits for lawmakers.
- Parents want medical marijuana to be allowed in hospitals Updated: Apr-27-15 3:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Medical marijuana patients in Maine are urging Maine lawmakers to allow them to use smokeless forms of the drug in hospitals.
- Maine lawmakers eye hayride regulations after deadly crash Updated: Apr-27-15 3:05 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine must ensure that hayrides are inspected to help prevent accidents like one that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured more than 20 others last year, a state lawmaker said Monday.