Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Augusta restaurant owner Lisa Wardwell and Hallowell innkeeper Scott Cowger are among those worried that increases in sales, meals and lodging taxes will hurt their businesses.
By authorizing hygienists to do more, the bill might benefit rural children, but dentists object.
A bill designed to help expand access to dental care deeply divided a legislative committee Friday, with supporters saying it’s time to help poor children in rural areas and opponents arguing that the bill was not the right solution.
Despite a major push by Maine forest rangers to get the power to carry guns, a bill to allow them to do just that has stalled and may be carried over for consideration next year.
With seven weeks to go in the legislative session, local lawmakers say they are gearing up for the final push as they continue to shepherd through bills that will have state and local consequences.
A bill sponsored by Rep. Sharon Treat would allow residents to petition against sewer rate increases.
The Kennebec Water District is hoping a proposed plan to lower China Lake's water level will help improve water quality.
The legislature’s Judiciary Committee is considering two bills that would require employers to make special accommodations for pregnant women and new mothers.
Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo and Peter Thompson, president of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, told lawmakers Monday that selling the vacant Gannett House on State Street so it can become a nonprofit museum would be a welcome addition to the capital.
Rep. Sharon Anglin Treat says Maine should learn from the 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to Massachusetts.