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8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Polls show a close, two-way race for Maine governor

Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund) shows Governor Paul LePage and Congressman Mike Michaud statistically tied in the race for governor with Cutler trailing at 10%. The survey sampled 1,059 likely voters for a margin of error of +/-3%, at the 95% confidence level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Maine, US Governors

18 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Maine officials worry state effort won't recapture revenue lost in alcohol sales to NH

A state effort to recapture revenue Maine loses in alcohol sales to New Hampshire by lowering prices is underway, but some state officials and others worry the effort isn't being implemented as aggressively as first intended. And they worry that Maine may never get the revenue first projected.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing, US Governors

Yesterday | Boston Herald

Carr: They're already overpaid

The Boston City Council wants a pay raise for their already ridiculously high salaries of $87,500, maybe another $20,000 or so. The math is very simple: there are 13 of these statesmen, representing approximately 640,000 residents.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

North Denver News

Polling: Hick in trouble, Ray Rice should be banned

The focus has largely been on which party will control the U.S. Senate after Election Day. But 36 states are also electing governors this November, and quite a few of those races are unusually competitive.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Susan Collins, Republican

Fri Sep 12, 2014

State of Maine

Securities Survey Finds Mid-Sized Investment Advisers in Maine Addressing Cybersecurity Risks

Governor Paul R. LePage joined Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw in announcing the release of findings from a pilot project in which the Office of Securities participated to better understand the cybersecurity practices of state-registered investment advisers, which account for more than half of the registered investment advisers conducting business in the United States. "The security of confidential information is a critical concern to Maine State Government, and I'm pleased that the Office of Securities at the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation has participated in this important project," Governor LePage said.

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Related Topix: US Governors

News Max

Dem Gubernatorial Candidates Vow to Expand Obamacare's Reach

Democrats running for Congress have distanced themselves from Obamacare this election cycle, but in five states, the party's gubernatorial candidates are rallying behind a push to expand Medicaid programs under the new federal healthcare law. According to The Hill , candidates in highly competitive races in Florida, Maine, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Georgia have all made the issue central to their platforms.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Florida Government, Nathan Deal, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott

Bangor Daily News

Will this year's 3rd place loser end up a patronage appointee or a scapegoat like Libby Mitchell?

Mike: I don't think anyone blames Libby as an individual for much of anything. Actually, I don't believe anyone thinks about Libby at all nowadays.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Cutler, ME, US Governors, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Sun Journal

Cutler defends Gratwick over 'brain guy' gaffe, decries use of...

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler speaks with the media after a campaign stop at a Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor on Thursday. Saying Gratwick was "a good guy caught in a bad system," Cutler said he believes Gratwick has to toe his party's line, preventing him from expressing his own views publicly without potentially upsetting his party.

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Related Topix: Eliot, ME, Bangor, ME, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Energy takes center stage in Maine governor's race

The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions for the state's energy future. Throughout his first term, LePage has advocated for expanding natural gas infrastructure and access to hydropower from Quebec as a way to lower the state's electricity prices, which are among the highest in the nation.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

The Washington Post

Who is the most vulnerable governor in America? Tom Corbett, in a landslide

Congratulations, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett . You've won the title of most vulnerable governor in America.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News, Franklin & Marshall College, Rick Scott, Pat Quinn

World Magazine

Maine backs down in fight to end baby's life

Last week, Maine's Republican Gov. Paul LePage declared support for a mother in a battle with child welfare officials over a do-not-resuscitate order they imposed on her infant daughter. "The existing law violates the sanctity of parental rights, and I cannot support it," said LePage, in a statement released to FoxNews.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Liberal group presses investigation, firing of conservative think...

A liberal advocacy group is pressing for an investigation by Maine's attorney general into a conservative think tank, which secretly recorded an invitation-only conference call held last week by several immigrants' rights activists. Maine People's Alliance, one of the groups that participated in the call, wants an investigation into Steve Robinson, editor of the Maine Heritage Policy Center's media arm, The Maine Wire, who surreptitiously recorded the discussion and posted it online .

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors

State of Maine

Governor LePage and First Lady to Attend 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage will pay tribute Thursday to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and in the ensuing conflicts by attending remembrance ceremonies in Auburn and Freeport. Governor LePage will speak at the remembrance ceremony in Auburn, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Fire Station on Minot Avenue, and the First Lady will attend a special ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in Freeport at the corner of West Street and Main Street.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine

Governing

2014 Governors Races: Where Democrats Are Likely to Win

It's been six months since we last looked at the 36 gubernatorial races in the 2014 midterms. Since then, the Democrats have continued to gain a bit of ground on the GOP, though the overall balance of power in gubernatorial seats looks unlikely to change dramatically on Election Day.

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Related Topix: US News, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Tom Corbett

Bangor Daily News

Will person-to-person Maine politics be the next victim of secret smartphone recordings?

It was only a few years ago that if you wanted to record something, you needed a video camera or a tape recorder. Now that just about anyone with a cellphone has those capabilities, public figures ranging from police officers to politicians are learning that they have to treat every utterance as if it could become a headline.

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Related Topix: Maine, Bangor, ME, US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, US Governors

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Lincoln County News

DEP Commissioner Joins Newcastle Finance Committee

J.W. Oliver A member of Gov. Paul LePage's cabinet will weigh in when Newcastle builds and debates its town budget next spring. The Newcastle Board of Selectmen unanimously appointed Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia "Pattie" Aho to fill a vacancy on the Newcastle Finance Committee Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Newcastle, ME

Bangor Daily News

LePage, return of gun from sunken USS Maine to highlight Portland park's bicentennial celebration

Two restored Civil War-era cannons greet the morning sun Tuesday, Sept. 9, a week after they were returned to Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade near Fore Street in Portland.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, US Governors

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WTVC

Maine governor: Do-not-resuscitate order is wrong

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he supports a teenage mother's right to make medical decisions on behalf of her brain-damaged daughter, putting him at odds with child welfare workers who won a judge's approval for a do-not-resuscitate order. The Republican says Virginia Trask should be able to make medical decisions as long as her parental rights aren't revoked.

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ABC News

Maine Governor: Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Is Wrong

Republican Gov. Paul LePage supports a teenage mother's right to make medical decisions on behalf of her brain-damaged daughter, putting him at odds with child welfare workers who won a judge's approval for a do-not-resuscitate order. LePage said Monday in a statement that Virginia Trask should be able to make medical decisions, including lifting the judge-approved do-not-resuscitate order, as long as her parental rights aren't revoked.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Bangor Daily News

LePage keeps saying "no" as more GOP governors expand coverage

She's unlike the image LePage and his allies portray of the person who would benefit from Medicaid expansion, the youngish man with a moustache, smoking a cigarette. "It's nerve-wracking," said Tasheiko, who like many working poor in this rugged state makes ends meet by raising laying hens, heating her home with a woodstove and eating and canning vegetables she raises in her garden.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Smoking, Medicine, Life, Food, Vegetables, US Governors

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