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126th Legislature recesses with clear winners and losers

Despite veto battles on the horizon, lawmakers can say they’ve managed to make some Mainers’ lives better.

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Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

Medicaid expansion and welfare reform figure prominently in both parties’ plans for fall.

Maine conservative think tank CEO heading to Virginia

J. Scott Moody will lead a group that helps states develop budgets.

N.H. senate death penalty vote ‘gut wrenching’

A pair of Democrats from the same city split their votes and showed a deep divide remains.

Maine to put ID photos on welfare benefit cards

The LePage administration says the action will prevent fraud and abuse, but advocates for the poor say such plans potentially harm those who rely on benefits.

Final-hours push for Maine Medicaid expansion appears headed for another LePage veto

A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers buy private insurance coverage.

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“Congress has authorized the NSA and other intelligence agencies to spend billions of dollars spying on ordinary Americans while cutting funding for other programs such as Head Start and education. Congress’s priorities are all wrong.” — Shenna Bellows, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Read the article >>

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Find out how Maine lawmakers voted on many of the major issues from the legislative session.

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A Nebraska judge has ruled against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian tar sands through the state.

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