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4 hrs ago | State of Maine

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Opening of New Bureau...

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Opening of New Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office in Rumford to Replace Location in Mexico AUGUSTA, Maine – The anticipated relocation of western Maine's most important Bureau of Motor Vehicles office will finally become reality on August 4th, 2014.

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8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Culture change needed to transition Mainers from welfare to workforce

Those words were spoken in a different era, but they still ring true here in Maine today, and they are central to the new approach Republicans in Augusta are taking to move more Mainers from welfare to the workforce.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Opinion

17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Poll of older Mainers shows concerns over ability to stay at home

A poll released today by the American Association of Retired Persons asked 2,000 Maine voters over the age of 50 about a number of issues affecting their lives and their choices of candidates for Maine State and Congressional elections.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

State of Maine

Governor Learned Today Federal Government Placed Unaccompanied Alien Children in Maine

AUGUSTA – On a conference call today with White House officials and other governors, Governor Paul R. LePage asked if any Unaccompanied Alien Children have been placed in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Bangor Daily News

Maine gubernatorial candidates react to split ACA verdicts

Dueling court verdicts issued Tuesday over the legality of financial subsidies provided to Americans under the Affordable Care Act elicited quick response from Maine's gubernatorial candidates.

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Related Topix: Maine, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Seven questions and answers about today's Obamacare decisions

Today's decision from a three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court about Obamacare is getting a lot of attention.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Maine

Bangor Daily News

8 Other Groups LePage Could Have Met With that would do More for Maine

As most people now know, Governor LePage spent a reported 16 hours meeting eight times with members of the Constitutional Coalition.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Democratic Govs. Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin stump for Michaud in southern Maine

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud strolls out of Portland's Cumberland Club Monday afternoon trailed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Maine, Peter Shumlin, Portland, ME, US News

Bangor Daily News

LePage, New Brunswick leader agree to work together on jobs

Gov. Paul LePage and New Brunswick Premier David Alward have signed an agreement outlining greater collaboration between the state and provincial governments on economic issues.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine, John Baldacci

Fri Jul 18, 2014

State of Maine

Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents ...

Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents Should Take to Stay Safe and Protect Property During Severe Weather Governor Paul R. LePage and Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa urged Maine residents on Friday to recognize that severe summer weather poses a threat to life and property, and they called recent strong storms a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Maine store only sells items produced within 101-mile radius

Sandra Negrete owns 101 Miles of Maine with her daughter Heather Bowers and son Andrew McCue.

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Related Topix: Maine, Livermore, ME, Winterport, ME, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Hampden, ME

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sun Journal

Income and tax levels for candidates in Maine governor's race vary greatly

One pays more in state property taxes than he would earn as governor. One pays property taxes in Florida but not in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, Medway, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Advocates want Maine to invest in electric vehicles

Advocates from electric cars say Maine isn't doing enough to curb emissions and want to the state to create more initiatives for electric cars.

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State of Maine

Governor LePage Announces Additional Funding for Elderly in Nursing Homes

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531 *Please note funding document linked below AUGUSTA – With several Maine nursing homes on the brink of closure, Governor Paul R. LePage and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew announced today that Maine nursing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Nursing

Bangor Daily News

How do Maine's Metro Areas do in attracting College Grads?

WHILE the evidence of a skills gap in Maine remains questionable at best , the state does face longer-term structural problems regarding its aging population .

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Related Topix: Maine, Portland, ME, Biddeford, ME, South Portland, ME

Bangor Daily News

Why abortion could become a defining issue in Maine's 2nd District race

Social issues, in particular abortion, are poised to become part of the campaign narrative in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, with supporters of Sen. Emily Cain, the Democrat, and Republican Bruce Poliquin making plans to bring them to the fore.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Maine, Abortion, Bangor, ME

Foster's Daily Democrat

GOP taps Harrington for HD19 race

Area Republicans have chosen Matt Harrington, of Sanford, as the candidate for House District 19 for this fall's election.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Herald Gazette

Paula Sutton and her views on Maine and her candidacy.

In Maine we recognize the value of good neighbors, we look out for one another in good times and bad, we respect our neighbor's choices even if we don't always agree, and we do not violate their trust and friendship.

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Sys-Con Media

Maine State Website Celebrates 15 Years of Achievement

The State of Maine first adopted the concept for a self-funded eGovernment Web portal back in 1999 beginning with the development of Maine.gov .

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

State of Maine

Maine State Officials Issue Warning about Fake Offers of Government...

Governor Paul R. LePage joined officials in Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection in highlighting a recent trend of Mainers receiving unsolicited offers of substantial government grants if they pay an initial advance or administrative fee.

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