March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

History shows LePage faces uphill battle to change state constitution

AUGUSTA When Maine governors first took office in the 1820s, they were elected for terms that lasted just one year, but as the state grew they needed more time in office to deal with issues such as roads, schools and jobs. More...

Lawmakers urged to reject welfare cuts

AUGUSTA (AP) — Immigrants and advocates are asking Maine lawmakers to dismiss Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed cuts to welfare. More...

Arden estate sold to veterans nonprofit Man gets 2 years for counterfeiting scheme

ROME (AP) — The former Maine summer home of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden has been purchased by a nonprofit dedicated to disabled veterans. The Travis Mills Foundation announced the purchase Tuesday. More...

City balks at move to fire administrator

SACO (AP) — A Maine City Council is moving not to fire a city administrator despite a drive from elected officials who question the way the official’s contract was negotiated. More...

Maine officials seek to double bridge funding

AUGUSTA Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the state’s bridges and prevent significant long-term costs, transportation officials told lawmakers More...

Cain running for 2nd Congressional District

AUGUSTA (AP) — The battle for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat in 2016 looks like it will be rematch. Democrat Emily Cain announced Tuesday that she will run again next year for the seat in the vast, rural district. More...

Lawmaker seeks to stop legal marijuana

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine lawmaker wants to extinguish a growing trend of local marijuana legalization laws. More...