More Maine Articles

  • Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's severe restrictions on opioid painkillers for Medicaid patients, requiring many to instead seek alternative pain management treatment for the past year, have sharply reduced the number of people obtaining highly addictive medications blamed for drug abuse and...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Trust in state and local government high in small states --- and in booming Texas

    State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...

  • Group examining Maine rail service to meet

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An advisory group looking at whether expanded passenger rail service should be offered in Maine is holding its second meeting this week. The 13-member Maine Passenger Rail Advisory Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The council was established by the...

  • Maine introduces swipe cards for elver fishermen

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is one of two states now using electronic swipe cards to record sales and catches in its elver fisheries. In the baby eel fishery best known for ballooned prices, marine resource officials say the new system is crucial to applying tighter regulations that include...

  • Maine Gov. LePage allows budget fix to go into law

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage maintained his hands-off approach in this year's supplemental budget process right up to the end when he let the bill go into law without his signature. The measure closing a $40 million budget gap this fiscal year and an $18 million shortfall in the one...

  • Maine Senate initially approves patent troll bill

    AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — A bill that would make patent trolling more difficult in Maine was given initial approval by the state Senate Monday. Senators voted unanimously for the bill, Legislative Document 1660. Haskell Under LD 1660, any company or person can file a lawsuit in...

  • Obama official in Maine to urge minimum wage hike

    A member of President Barack Obama's administration is traveling to Maine to support a Democratic plan to raise the federal minimum wage.

  • In reversal, Maine GOP embraces part of health law

    Maine Republicans who are fiercely fighting an effort to expand government-subsidized health care coverage to roughly 70,000 residents have come up with an alternative: government-subsidized health care.

  • Maine child care licensing supervisor reassigned

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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