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LePage vetoes bill requiring annual welfare fraud report

His administration would need more money in order to provide such a report, he says.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to stump for LePage

Christie will appear at a May 7 fundraiser for the Maine governor, LePage’s campaign says.

Supreme Court wary of policing statements in political ads

Justices aren’t ruling on an Ohio law but they seem skeptical of speech rules.

Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil use

The gubernatorial candidate says his energy plan encourages new technology while reducing environmental impacts.

LePage calls Democrats’ defeat of his bills ‘shameful’

Among the measures that went down to defeat are an overhaul of the state’s welfare programs and the creation of special business zones.
House bill makes LePage’s welfare reforms unlikely

Rick Bennett seeks to unite Maine Republicans at state convention

The party’s chairman says his goal is for a drama-free event compared to the last convention, which he described as an ‘unmitigated disaster.’

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“Congress has authorized the NSA and other intelligence agencies to spend billions of dollars spying on ordinary Americans while cutting funding for other programs such as Head Start and education. Congress’s priorities are all wrong.” — Shenna Bellows, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Read the article >>

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A Nebraska judge has ruled against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian tar sands through the state.

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