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Maine Legislature enacts $32 million budget fix

The proposal includes a provision to help hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers waiting for home- and community-based support services.

Maine bill to halt virtual charter schools fails in House

The bill falls short of the two-thirds support that emergency measures, or bills that take effect immediately, need for final passage.

Maine House OKs bill to expand preschool programs

The bill now faces a final Senate vote before being sent to Gov. Paul LePage.

Read Eliot Cutler's Property Tax Relief plan

Cutler releases Maine tax reform plan

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s plan would reduce property taxes by up to 40 percent, and pay for it by expanding the sales tax.

Maine House supports more access to lifesaving overdose antidote

Gov. LePage says he’ll veto the bill because of a last-minute change, but the 147-0 vote signals it’s likely to be overridden.

House also rejects LePage’s 'Open for Business' zones

The governor’s proposal to offer businesses tax breaks and ‘right-to-work’ zones had earlier been rejected by the Senate.

Waterboro Republican says he won’t seek third term in Maine House

Rep. Aaron Libby, 31, says the legislative schedule makes it difficult to work on his family’s Limerick farm.

LePage’s plan for special ‘Open for Business Zones’ rejected by Senate

The governor calls the vote ‘the latest attack by job-killing liberal politicians.’

Medicaid expansion bill dies, can’t overcome LePage veto

The bill would have extended care to more than 60,000 low-income Mainers. LePage said he didn’t trust the federal government to follow through on its promise to pay for it.

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