Maine Government Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. Lawmakers return to Augusta to avoid government shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    The clock is ticking for lawmakers who don't want to be saddled with the legacy of shutting down Maine state government for the first time in almost a quarter of a century. Monday afternoon, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion spending plan that Democrats and Republicans voted to pass on June 17. Part of the governor's Monday afternoon veto letter read, "My budget proposal was widely acknowledged as a bold and comprehensive plan to modernize, reform and restructure how Maine does business.

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  2. Lawmakers return to Augusta to avoid government shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    The clock is ticking for lawmakers who don't want to be saddled with the legacy of shutting down Maine state government for the first time in almost a quarter of a century. Monday afternoon, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion spending plan that Democrats and Republicans voted to pass on June 17. Part of the governor's Monday afternoon veto letter read, "My budget proposal was widely acknowledged as a bold and comprehensive plan to modernize, reform and restructure how Maine does business.

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  3. How LePage diminished his governorship and abused powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Bangor Daily News

    In the midst of an amazing time in American history, featuring Supreme Court cases that promoted inclusion and opportunity, a racist murderer who wanted to start a race war but led to people coming together and the president healing with eloquence and "Amazing Grace," Mainers learned of political ugliness from Gov. Paul LePage. The governor's statement about wanting to shoot this paper's cartoonist, a truly gentle man, was indeed horrid, but in line with the lowering of political discourse Mainers have come to expect from him.

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  4. Republican Gov. LePage vetoes $6.7 billion Maine budgetRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion state budget on Monday, scolding lawmakers for rejecting his efforts to overhaul the state's tax code and welfare programs and accusing them of passing a status-quo spending plan just so they can return home for the summer. In a scathing four-page letter, LePage said his "bold and comprehensive" budget plan apparently "proved too big a concept for some of the small minds in the Legislature to grasp."

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  5. A Bad Deal for MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Maine Heritage Policy Center

    On Monday, Gov. LePage is expected to veto the legislature's $6.7 biennial state budget, and force lawmakers to either over-ride his veto or head back to the budget negotiating table. And while significant attention will be given to the fact that LePage's veto means Maine could be heading towards a government shutdown, it's important to remember that the budget deal LePage is vetoing is simply a bad deal for Maine.

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  6. Governor's Address: Legislators must stay true to their principlesRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Twin City Times

    The single most important issue in last November's election was welfare reform. But legislators didn't get the message.

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  7. Marijuana Had A Really Bad WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Bangor Daily News

    Last week was a pretty epic week for America in terms of civil rights and healthcare. But, if you were someone trying to push marijuana legalization in Maine, you had a pretty bad week.

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  8. Days pass faster for inmates helping feed the needy on Aroostook County farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Dale Flewelling, right, founder of Friends of Aroostook, works with Aroostook County Jail inmate Abdul Mohamud weeding potatoes. Flewelling's program last year provided 230,000 pounds of fresh produce to people in need in several Maine counties.

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  9. How to plan a scalable permaculture garden in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Bangor Daily News

    The Portland-based permaculture and sustainable living organization Resilience Hub holds more than 60 events every year, ranging from small workshops to expert lectures to full classes, and has twice played host to the popular Northeast Regional Permaculture Convergence events - most recently in 2014. Founder and executive director Lisa Fernandes serves on the board of the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast and is an adviser for "Green & Healthy Maine Homes" magazine.

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  10. From veto frenzy to quiet departureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Although as of this writing it isn't quite over, the 2015 legislative session is already the strangest in memory. There's always theatrics and shadowboxing in politics, but also substance behind the show.

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  11. Hot off the spit: Pig roasts making a comeback in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Jen Hatch and Stu Hatch, show one of their roasters they use to cook whole pigs. The Hatches own and operate Mainely Cookouts, a mobile barbecue service.

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  12. What if Quimby and St. Clair worked with locals on a comprehensive...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Bangor Daily News

    Since writing a post about the national park debate in northern Maine , I have received so many thoughtful responses. The people I've been in contact with are good, intelligent people - the kind of people who could have worked with Quimby and St. Clair to develop a comprehensive economic strategic plan for the region.

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  13. What is a real Mainer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Bangor Daily News

    On my way to the general store for a Moxie I'm waving to half the people I see. Pulling into a space, I leave my keys in the car without giving it a thought.

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  14. Multi-agency operation yields 22 arrests in Somerset CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bangor Daily News

    A joint operation involving federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers yielded 22 arrests on Thursday in Somerset County, according to the Maine State Police. The purpose of the effort - dubbed Operation Long Arm - was to conduct bail and probation checks, to make warrant arrests and to conduct checks on registered sex offenders living in Somerset County.

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  15. RLUIPA Round-UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | jdsupra.com

    Below are news items from the past week involving local government, religion, and land use that have caught our attention. Randall Daluz, convicted of triple murder, may bring a RLUIPA and First Amendment suit to challenge the Maine Department of Corrections' policy prohibiting prisoners from publishing their work.

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  16. Maine commute times are shorter than national averageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Sun Journal

    Workers in Maine's largest metropolitan area enjoy shorter commuting times than the national average despite the area's status as an employment hub for the state. Commuters in the Portland-South Portland area spent an average of 24.1 minutes getting to work in 2013, slightly less than the national average of 25.8 minutes.

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  17. Mainers have the shortest workdays in the country. But we're...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bangor Daily News

    A study on "couch potato" populations, as both outlets coined it, is on its face somewhat subjective, but Estately's Ryan Nickum gives it his best shot, pulling together a range of quantifiable things. He looks at each state's obesity rate, exercise frequency and fast food restaurants per capita, for example.

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  18. A tech-friendly future for seniors: From 'smart homes' to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bangor Daily News

    Ali Abedi - a Blue Sky faculty fellow - talks about some of the research conducted at the VEMI Lab at the University of Maine during a tour of the lab in Orono in October 2014. Abedi explained the use of sensors that, built into a bed, can monitor sleep movement and detect cognitive impairments in the brain related to sleep movement.

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  19. What's the craziest question YOU'VE been asked about lobster fishing?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine is a unique state. Lobster fishing is a unique occupation. In the summer months, tourists flock to Vacationland, eager to eat lobster in the rough and learn about our way of life.

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  20. Nearly 61K Mainers to keep health insurance subsidiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Nearly 61,000 Maine residents will continue to receive help from the federal government to pay for their health insurance coverage after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key provision of President Barack Obama's landmark health care law. The case in front of the nation's highest court centered on the legality of the subsidies under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in Maine and 33 other states who use the health exchange run the federal government.

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