- The Latest: Maine solar bill is dead after House vote Updated: Apr-29-16 11:51 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on veto overrides by the Maine Legislature (all times local):
- Education leader: Blue ribbon commission meetings to be open Updated: Apr-27-16 5:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The chairman of a blue ribbon education commission says all future meetings will be open to the public after Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat, called for sanctions over a closed-door meeting at the Republican governor's mansion earlier this week.
- GOP offers minimum wage hike; Democrats call it a diversion Updated: Apr-26-16 5:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill to hike the minimum wage this summer, but Democrats say it's a ploy to undermine a more ambitious pay increase that voters are set to decide on the November state ballot.
- LePage vetoes proposed fix to Maine Clean Election Fund Updated: Apr-26-16 1:34 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a funding fix that the Maine Legislature approved for the Maine Clean Election Fund.
- Legal defeat only emboldens 'food sovereignty' soldiers Updated: Apr-24-16 10:01 am
PENOBSCOT, Maine - Heather and Phil Retberg's Quill's End Farm is idyllic to the point of New England cliche. Dairy cows, milked by hand, share space with goats and ducks near a wooden barn that overlooks a rolling green field and the summit of nearby Blue Hill.
- LePage vetoes bill that would ease access to heroin antidote Updated: Apr-20-16 10:17 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage is vetoing a bill that would allow people to buy a lifesaving drug overdose antidote without a prescription.
- Solar power supporters face long odds against LePage veto Updated: Apr-20-16 8:00 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine solar power advocates face long odds as they work to persuade enough Republican lawmakers to switch their votes on a high-profile solar bill and override an almost-certain veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
- Maine lawmakers close to wrapping up after marathon session Updated: Apr-16-16 1:05 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Legislature's work is almost done after a marathon session of lawmaking that kept the gavels banging until the early hours on Saturday.
- Legislature supports $13M bailout for Maine biomass industry Updated: Apr-15-16 7:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Legislature on Friday endorsed a plan to use $13 million in taxpayer money to bail out Maine's collapsing biomass industry.
- The Latest: Maine Legislature supports $13M biomass bailout Updated: Apr-15-16 7:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on the Legislature's vote on the $13 million bailout for the biomass industry (all times local):
- Maine House approves amended solar bill, heads to Senate Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters of a state solar bill approved by the House say the legislation would create new clean-energy jobs and reduce energy costs for those who don't use solar power.
- Maine home, community care workers could see increase in pay Updated: Apr-15-16 12:45 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - State reimbursement for home care workers would go up under a bill endorsed by the Maine Legislature.
- Lawmakers applaud Steuben man who rescued family Updated: Apr-14-16 6:17 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Leonard Wallace says he is "overwhelmed" by the accolades coming his way since he rescued a woman and two children from a sinking car.
- Lawmakers tackle contentious bills in last week of session Updated: Apr-12-16 8:47 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - With Maine lawmakers hoping to wrap up work before school vacation week, they're making one last, frenzied push that could bring the final gavels crashing down on Friday or Saturday.
- Maine Senate OKs bills to help students graduate, pay debt Updated: Apr-12-16 12:24 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has signed off on bills that seek to ease student debt load and help schools retain students until graduation.
- Senate endorses bill to establish presidential primaries Updated: Apr-11-16 10:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate is endorsing a bill to establish presidential primaries in the state.
- Legislature supports an extra $2.4 million for county jails Updated: Apr-11-16 1:31 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that gives Maine's county and regional jails a one-time funding boost of $2.4 million is gaining support in the Legislature.
- Maine Senate gives first approval to hunger bill Updated: Apr-08-16 10:27 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a proposal designed to improve administration of federal rules so hungry children and seniors in the state can get access to nutritious food.
- Maine considers bill to ensure safety of home births Updated: Apr-07-16 2:18 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate is considering a bill that would regulate home births in an attempt to ensure that they are safe.
- Plan: Transition those set to lose mental health services Updated: Apr-07-16 12:39 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - State lawmakers are proposing a plan meant to ease the transition of some mental health patients in Maine who stand to lose access to intensive community mental health services.
- Plan to send forensic patients to state prison unit rejected Updated: Apr-07-16 12:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine state lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would send violent or difficult-to-manage mental health patients to a special unit at the Maine State Prison in Warren.
- Mom of girl killed on hayride disappointed by rules decision Updated: Apr-06-16 1:55 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The mother of a girl killed in an autumn hayride crash says she is disappointed in the conclusion of a group of Maine leaders that there's little the state can do to ensure the safety of such rides.
- Maine's House Republicans block $18 million spending plan Updated: Apr-05-16 9:45 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republicans in the state House have blocked a proposed $18 million spending package.
- The Latest: House Republicans blocking $18M spending package Updated: Apr-05-16 8:59 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on the Maine Legislature's vote on a $18 million spending package (all times local):
- Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated Updated: Apr-04-16 1:14 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until the Republican governor swears in the new Democrat.