- LePage vetoes bill to identify young drivers, 5 other bills Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill designed to help law enforcement and parents identify young drivers on the road.
- Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates Updated: May-22-15 3:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee endorsed a bill Friday that seeks to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren but lawmakers balked at an effort to prohibit parents from using the philosophical exemption to send their unvaccinated kids to school.
- Maine Legislature could vote on raw milk bill next week Updated: May-22-15 10:07 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The sponsor of a Maine proposal to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales in the state says the measure could go before the full Legislature for a vote soon.
- Maine Senate approves 9-month limit on general assistance Updated: May-21-15 12:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would place a nine-month limit on general assistance benefits.
- Maine Senate OKs bill to cut pay for absent lawmakers Updated: May-20-15 2:37 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given final approval to a bill that would cut the pay of lawmakers who don't show up at work.
- Maine Senate overrides LePage's moose hunting change veto Updated: May-19-15 2:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Senate is overriding Republican Governor Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would allow the state to let a hunter transfer a coveted moose hunting permit to a family member in certain cases.
- Smart meter debate back before Maine supreme court Updated: May-19-15 1:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The debate over the safety of so-called smart meters installed by Central Maine Power is going back before the state Supreme Court, setting up a legal clash over regulators' conclusion that they pose no risk.
- Maine's highest court upholds workers' comp fraud conviction Updated: May-19-15 12:39 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers' compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business.
- House speaker's jobs proposal aired in committee Updated: May-18-15 5:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine House Speaker Mark Eves' jobs bill is getting support from several logging groups, several manufacturers, education leaders and the Maine Chamber of Commerce.
- Maine committee backs plan to cut alcohol tax on kombucha Updated: May-18-15 4:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee is unanimously supporting a bill aimed at cutting the alcohol tax on kombucha.
- Failed Wiscasset land developers owe $846K in back taxes Updated: May-18-15 1:22 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that the developers of a failed Wiscasset housing project owe the town nearly $846,000 in back property taxes.
- Maine bill would provide car decals to intermediate drivers Updated: May-17-15 10:19 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that has been sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage's desk aims to help law enforcement and parents identify young drivers with intermediate licenses.
- Maine eyes plan to expand student loan tax credit program Updated: May-16-15 3:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that's moving forward in the Legislature would allow more people to take advantage of a program that helps graduates pay off their student loans.
- LePage administration wants to expand welfare drug testing Updated: May-16-15 9:07 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to further crack down on drug use by welfare recipients by eliminating food stamps and cash payments to families for recipients with a drug conviction. He also wants to require screenings that could result in drug testing for all participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
- Maine GOP budget stops short of LePage tax overhaul plan Updated: May-15-15 4:03 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - State Republicans are proposing a budget for the next two years that stops short of Republican Gov. Paul LePage's call for a massive tax overhaul.
- Maine students can take medical pot on campus, panel says Updated: May-15-15 10:57 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee says schoolchildren should be allowed to take prescribed marijuana on school grounds if a parent or guardian administers it on campus.
- Maine panel votes against fishing pact with tribes Updated: May-13-15 5:37 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine legislative committee recommended Wednesday that the state not approve a request from a group of American Indian tribes for shared management of commercial fish species.
- Women's groups urge Maine lawmakers to reject abortion bills Updated: May-13-15 1:50 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine women's groups are urging lawmakers to reject two abortion-related proposals.
- LePage presses for streamlined energy permitting Updated: May-13-15 12:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Decrying interference from "overzealous activists" in the regulatory process, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday pressed a House subcommittee to move forward with proposals that would streamline the permitting process for natural gas pipelines and cross-border hydropower projects that could help lower energy costs in New England.
- Panel backs reappointment of judge who limited reporting Updated: May-12-15 6:20 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel is recommending the reappointment of a judge who was criticized last year for trying to restrict news coverage in his courtroom.
- Proposed bill lets cops test for THC using breath test Updated: May-12-15 11:37 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow police to test drivers for an active ingredient in marijuana.
- LePage vetoes bill to give lawmakers control over keno Updated: May-11-15 6:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would require lawmakers to sign off on proposals to offer keno in Maine.
- Maine seeks crackdown on out-of-state toll scofflaws Updated: May-11-15 7:07 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Authorities want to crack down on out-of-state drivers who blow through Maine Turnpike toll plazas without paying.
- Court: Cell tower construction can move forward Updated: May-11-15 2:23 am
STARKS, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a Somerset County planning board to build a long-debated cellphone tower after a lengthy appeals process.
- Maine panel endorses proposal to raise minimum wage to $9.50 Updated: May-07-15 4:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $9.50 by 2018.