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  1. Tax Conformity: Maine Democrats Still Dona t Get ItRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | State of Maine

    Democrats want a $38 million tax increase on the Maine people AUGUSTA – While Republicans in the Legislature support the LePage administration's proposal to permanently conform Maine's tax code to federal tax laws and reduce taxes on the Maine people, House Democrats are still adamantly opposed to it. By not voting for permanent conformity, House Democrats are endorsing a $38 million tax increase on Maine families.

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  2. LePage blasts 'socialist' lawmakers in written State of the StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Bangor Daily News

    Gov. Paul LePage repeatedly hammered "socialist" Maine lawmakers in this year's written State of the State address , delivered to the Legislature on Monday. The Republican governor largely used the address to drive home the same talking points he has stuck to for the past year: He called for welfare reform, lower income taxes, more drug agents and higher pay for state police to fight Maine's drug crisis.

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  3. Governor LePage Submits State of the State in Writing to the 127th LegislatureRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Following the historical tradition of sending a gubernatorial address to the Legislature in writing, Governor Paul R. LePage today delivered his State of the State in written form to all members of the 127th Legislature. In the eight-page State of the State, the Governor details his top priorities and urges the Legislature to work with him so they can move Maine much more quickly from poverty to prosperity.

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  4. Field's Pond ice harvest re-enactment postponed to MARCH 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Bangor Daily News

    The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum has postponed its Harvest of Diamonds ice-cutting event on Field's Pond from Saturday, Feb. 6, to 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Along with experiencing real and historic ice-cutting using vintage tools from the Curran Farm's collections, the event will feature the maiden voyage of the re-wooded Curran Museum's historic horse-drawn bobsled which has been part of a collaborative agreement with 19th century Willowbrook Museum in Newfield,. Robert Schmick, Willowbrook Village's Museum Director, is a former Director of the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum in Orrington.

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  5. 10 things we can learn from sex trafficking survivors, in their own wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Bangor Daily News

    Survivors of human trafficking may experience unspeakable violence. Yet their resilience is inspiring, and can help us learn ways to prevent and respond to trafficking in Maine. 1 comment

  6. Surry woman announces bid for state senateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Island Ad-Vantages

    District 7 includes Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, Stonington, Surry and 22 other towns in Hancock County, and this is O'Neill's first run for legislative office. "It's time for a fresh start in Maine politics," O'Neill said in a news release.

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  7. Maine one of the best states in America to get divorced, cost analysis findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Bangor Daily News

    There's been a surprising number of studies finding that Maine, to varying degrees, is a place where marriages don't last. Slate reported that Maine has the highest percentage of people on their second or third marriage of any state in the Northeast, while the Washington Post went through U.S. Census Bureau data to determine that Maine has a greater percentage of divorced residents than all but one other state - Nevada, which is home to the shotgun wedding capital of America.

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  8. Tax conformity must give the best deal to Maine peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Bangor Daily News

    This is what Democrats are fighting for every day. We believe that if you work hard, you should be able to build a life for your family, put your kids on a pathway to success and expect to age in dignity.

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  9. Maine's favorite Super Bowl snack? It might surprise you.Read the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Bangor Daily News

    The people at Google have released a list of the most searched for snacks leading up to the Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos for every state in America, and the snack that Mainers searched the most for might surprise you. One might think of traditional Maine dishes such as lobster rolls or some other form of seafood, others might assume a typical football tailgating food like chili or nachos, but none of those would be even close to the mark.

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  10. Maine voters can chart a new courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Although you wouldn't know it from the news media's fixation on Gov. Paul LePage's every move - including his failed attempt to get his income tax elimination plan on the ballot - the referendum questions voters actually will consider this November represent a remarkable contrast to just about everything the Legislature has been doing over the last six years. The advent of LePage marked the retreat of Democrats from anything resembling a progressive agenda, capped by their support of two major tax cuts, in 2011 and 2015, that fulfilled a long-time Republican dream - reducing the state income tax top rate paid by the wealthiest taxpayers, from 8.5 percent to 7.15 percent.

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  11. Monday, Feb. 8, 2015: Clean Power Plan good for Maine, handling dementia, will gun laws be enforced?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Bangor Daily News

    Many people have kept an eye on the strange winter we are having, from weather professionals to sportsmen and environmentalists. As a Maine resident who is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, I am concerned about the effects this strange winter will have on the other seasons.

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  12. More than 84,000 Mainers sign up for health coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | WBNS

    The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act. The Portland Press Herald reports that the figure represents a 27 percent increase in the state's participation in the federal marketplace over 2015.

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  13. Maine May Vote on Marijuana Legalization This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The CPA Technology Advisor

    A group pushing for a November referendum on marijuana legalization in Maine will submit its signatures to the secretary of state Monday, paving the way for a decision on whether the state should join the growing number of states to accept recreational use of the drug. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which backs a bill that would allow adults 21 and older to possess marijuana, said Sunday that it had collected 103,115 signatures in its quest to become the first East Coast state to legalize pot for recreational use.

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  14. Minimum wage alternative, pot spat spur Maine ballot question questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine voters could decide as many as six citizen initiative ballot questions in November 2016. Campaigns for those initiatives could influence - and be influenced by - other national and state races.

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  15. Raise your glass to the safety net at the corner barRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Bangor Daily News

    If you're not from the midcoast, you may not be familiar with this raucous Belfast sports bar, a longtime fixture on Main Street that attracts the locals with a bunch of big TV screens, a menu of reliably good bar food and a friendly, fast-moving staff that makes you feel like a regular even if you only drop in once or twice a year. We hoped we would be ahead of the Friday night crowd, but the place was hopping.

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  16. Letters, February 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Republican Journal

    The Republican Journal should be ashamed. Putting Mr. Negritude's story on the front page.

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  17. Why Fiberight would take Maine in wrong direction on wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Bangor Daily News

    As we head into 2016, many Mainers are talking about trash. State lawmakers are discussing a bill to move Maine closer to our goal of recycling 50 percent of our solid waste.

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  18. Ted Cruz to get dozens of Maine endorsements on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where a large group of Republican legislators and activists is set to endorse presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Thursday. Between 40 and 50 legislators will hold a noon news conference at the State House to announce support for the Texas senator, who won the Iowa caucuses on Monday , finishing ahead of runner-up Donald Trump and the third-place Marco Rubio.

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  19. Oil, Gold, Timber, And The LoonieRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Bangor Daily News

    Mainers love loons. We put them on our license plates, sell them in our gift shops, and adorn our homes and camps with them.

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  20. Roller derby fights for legalization in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Examiner.com

    Roller derby has been growing in popularity across the nation in recent years. One of the few full contact sports dominated by females, it draws women of all ages who just want to lace up their skates and put a whooping on each other.

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