Maine Government Newswire (Page 10)

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  1. Maine governor to commute sentences of low-risk offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Gov. Paul LePage's office said Tuesday that the decision is not related to the recently announced closure of Downeast Correctional Facility. LePage and the state corrections commissioner said the state would move 100 inmates from the minimum-security Downeast facility to other state prisons.

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  2. Gov. Paul LePage rips newspapers in veto of bill that would harm newspapersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Sun Journal

    A heavier flow of bills moving to the floors of the legislative chambers means more vetoes from the all-time champion in that statistic : Gov. Paul LePage. The House of Representatives will vote on whether to override another five vetoes today, including one of a bill that would actually hurt Maine newspapers, which sit just below "liberals" on the Republican governor's list of enemies.

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  3. Conditional Commutations Will Allow Individuals Re-Entry to Maine WorkforceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – As part of the LePage Administration's comprehensive approach to modernize and improve the Maine State Prison system, Governor Paul R. LePage has begun the process to grant conditional commutation orders for individuals deemed to be lower-risk offenders to allow them to re-enter the workforce. The Department of Corrections has begun the process of submitting recommendations to the Governor for conditional commutations that will provide inmates from throughout the Maine State Prison System with pathways to employment.

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  4. LePage rips newspapers in veto of bill that would harm newspapersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    A heavier flow of bills moving to the floors of the legislative chambers means more vetoes from the all-time champion in that statistic : Gov. Paul LePage. The House of Representatives will vote on whether to override another five vetoes today, including one of a bill that would actually hurt Maine newspapers, which sit just below "liberals" on the Republican governor's list of enemies.

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  5. Union to vote on pot ordinance, slightly higher budget in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Capital Weekly

    Union voters will decide on prohibition of marijuana facilities, the new comprehensive plan, changeable signs and the budget June 19. The Ordinance Prohibiting Retail Marijuana Establishments and Retail Marijuana Social Clubs bans all marijuana facilities listed under the legalization ballot measure Mainers approved in November. That includes pot stores, social clubs, and cultivation, testing and manufacturing facilities.

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  6. How community gardens are helping lower income MainersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    University of Maine students Elizabeth Daman, left, and Isaac Mazzeo, work at the Orono Community Garden on Saturday morning. "I love the garden project," Mazzeo said.

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  7. Parts of Maine could approach 90 degrees ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    After coping with weeks of overcast skies, rain and chilly spring weather, Mainers have a taste of summer on the horizon, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather is forecasting sunny skies and warm temperatures through the rest of the week.

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  8. Trump's fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine's economy and healthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Last month, the planet passed an unfortunate milestone. The Mauna Loa Observatory recorded for the first time a reading of more than 410 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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  9. Angus King worried Russia will tamper with U.S. election resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Sun Journal

    If the Russians or anyone else want to tamper with the results of an election, they're not going to get far in Maine. Since the state relies on paper ballots for nearly all of its voting, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Monday, Mainers should feel confident that nobody can undercut the will of the people at the ballot box.

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  10. Gatekeepers of the Trump revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    It was a somber scene in the GOP-controlled Senate. Republicans were set to blow up a historic Senate rule so they could bust through a Democratic blockade and confirm Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court with just a majority vote.

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  11. Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Rep. Poliquin's shameful health care vote,...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    I am among many Maine residents who feel betrayed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and other environmental groups who have rallied around a mining bill, LD 820 , that would allow the pollution of groundwater, inevitably leading to pollution of surface water. What LD 820 would allow is shaft mining with monitoring wells 100 feet away so when the inevitable contamination occurs it will be too late.

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  12. Secretary Dunlap releases animated version of Used Vehicle Buyera s GuideRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is unveiling an animated version of the Used Vehicle Buyer's Guide, which explains the buyer's rights when purchasing a used car in the State of Maine. "Many people have misconceptions about the law when purchasing a used car, so we hope that putting this information in an animated format will make it easier for the public to access the facts they need to know before making such a significant purchase," said Secretary Dunlap.

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  13. It's time to pass Maine's budget, so lawmakers head for the shadowsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    "PLEASE NOTE: The committee will likely continue to break for caucus during, or in lieu of, scheduled budget work sessions." Those words appeared Sunday in a summary of the work on the biennial state budget that is left to be done by the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, and they mean the budget crunch is upon us.

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  14. Statewide teacher contract would help rural MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Lost in the ongoing debate about public school funding is this unfortunate fact: The deck is stacked against rural Maine schools and has been for a long time. Teachers in municipalities with lower populations earn significantly less than their counterparts in communities such as Portland and Lewiston.

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  15. At crunch time, Maine's budget talks move to back rooms and dark cornersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    "PLEASE NOTE: The committee will likely continue to break for caucus during, or in lieu of, scheduled budget work sessions." Those words appeared Sunday in a summary of the work on the biennial state budget that is left to be done by the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, and they mean the budget crunch is upon us.

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  16. Mead-maker to offer tips at Merryspring talkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Capital Weekly

    Mead producer Sean Bailey will lead a presentation titled "Mead - What It Is, Was, and May Become" at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, May 23 at noon. Bailey will speak about how mead, honey wine, is made, and will offer tips for those interested in creating their own mead.

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  17. What Gets Measured, CountsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    A few years ago I was visiting the museum of a local Maine historical society. When the docent discovered I worked as an economist, he immediately wanted to show me their collection of early currency that had circulated in the community.

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  18. Tanning beds pose big cancer risk to young MainersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... indoor tanning devices. Sen. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is a lead sponsor of LD 889. Hilary Schneider is the Maine government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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  19. Maine's richest source of maple sugar faces uncertain futureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Alcide and Benoit Giroux stand outside their sugar house in Big Six Township on Monday. They tap 80,000 trees each year but say they may have to close down if the landowner doesn't agree to a more fair contract.

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  20. New England confronts little-known, messy legacy of miningRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Daily Journal

    Think of New England industry, and mills, farms and lobsters come to mind. But the region also has a sometimes-messy legacy of mining - and the bill is due.

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