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LePage says he didn’t sign emergency budget bill because of provision he proposed

Gov. Paul LePage’s office said today that the reason he didn’t sign an emergency supplemental budget bill he proposed is because it includes money for Efficiency Maine, which uses taxpayer funds to administer energy efficiency programs in Maine. LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett told the Associated Press that LePage is concerned about Maine’s high energy costs, which […]

Recreational marijuana takes another step toward legalization in Maine

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has certified the results of last month’s referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine following the conclusion of a ballot recount over the weekend. Dunlap announced Wednesday that the push for legalization, which was citizen initiated, won by 3,995 votes, which is a razor-thin margin considering nearly 760,000 votes were cast […]

Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied in Maine’s 2nd District

The latest poll of Maine’s presidential election preferences found Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a dead heat in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, a battleground that’s gotten much more attention than usual this cycle. The latest polling from the Maine People’s Resource Center, an affiliate of the progressive Maine People’s Alliance, found third-party […]