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  • Published
    April 18, 2011

    ON MAINE POLITICS: LePage pleads for focus on facts

    During a 30-minute press conference at the Blaine House last week, Gov. Paul LePage defended his administration, chastised the Legislature and, once again, brought up his relationship with the press.

  • Published
    April 17, 2011

    Beardsley strives to see both the forest and the trees

    AUGUSTA — Sixteen months ago, Bill Beardsley left his job as president of Husson University to run for governor.

  • Published
    April 16, 2011

    Retirement system changes reduce demand

    AUGUSTA — Officials say the state will owe the retirement system about $80 million less than had been expected over the next two years, giving state workers and teachers hope that proposed changes to the system might be scaled back.

  • Published
    April 15, 2011

    GOP presents Maine business-focused tax cuts

    AUGUSTA — Republicans unveiled a tax-cut package Thursday that would lower the income tax, create an annual sales tax holiday and eliminate the sales tax on fuel used in all commercial vessels in the Gulf of Maine.

  • Published
    April 15, 2011

    GOP unveils tax-cut package

    AUGUSTA — Republicans unveiled a tax-cut package Thursday that would lower the income tax, create an annual sales tax holiday and eliminate the sales tax on fuel used in all commercial vessels in the Gulf of Maine.

  • Published
    April 14, 2011

    Dems chastise LePage for first 100 days

    AUGUSTA — Democrats are giving Gov. Paul LePage a grade of “incomplete” for his first 100 days in office, saying he needs to focus on jobs and the economy.

  • Published
    April 14, 2011

    Democrats give LePage an ‘incomplete’

    AUGUSTA — Democrats are giving Gov. Paul LePage a grade of “incomplete” for his first 100 days in office, saying he needs to focus on jobs and the economy.

  • Published
    April 12, 2011

    Budget may go to House vote today

    AUGUSTA — The House of Representatives could vote as soon as today on a second supplemental budget to get the state through this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

  • Published
    April 12, 2011

    Budget gap vote expected today in House

    AUGUSTA — The House of Representatives could vote as soon as today on a second supplemental budget to get the state through this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

  • Published
    April 11, 2011

    ON MAINE POLITICS: Gay rights planning ahead

    AUGUSTA — Gay-rights advocates are looking toward the next three presidential elections as they consider pushing once again for Maine to legalize gay marriage, according to the leader of EqualityMaine.

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