Politics – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel https://www.centralmaine.com Features news from the Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine and Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Maine. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:38:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Sen. Collins backs 16-state lawsuit against Trump’s national emergency declaration https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/sen-collins-backs-16-state-lawsuit-against-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/sen-collins-backs-16-state-lawsuit-against-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:23:57 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/sen-collins-backs-16-state-lawsuit-against-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/sen-collins-backs-16-state-lawsuit-against-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/collins-again.jpgWed, 20 Feb 2019 13:55:11 +0000 Bill would ban e-cigarettes from school grounds https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/bill-would-ban-e-cigarettes-from-school-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/bill-would-ban-e-cigarettes-from-school-grounds/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:42:35 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/bill-would-ban-e-cigarettes-from-school-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/20/bill-would-ban-e-cigarettes-from-school-grounds/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/1567466_Vaping_Marijuana_Youth_8878-1.jpgAn unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday, Sept. 17, mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices to get high. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:22:51 +0000 Gambling, tobacco groups among top spenders on lobbying in Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/gambling-tobacco-groups-among-top-spenders-on-lobbying-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/gambling-tobacco-groups-among-top-spenders-on-lobbying-in-maine/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:48:06 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/gambling-tobacco-groups-among-top-spenders-on-lobbying-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/gambling-tobacco-groups-among-top-spenders-on-lobbying-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/03/1310245_769374-statehouse.jpgMaine state house legislature Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:24:17 +0000 Legislative committee endorses bill to allow sale of CBD edibles in Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/committee-approves-bill-to-allow-sale-of-cbd-edibles/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/committee-approves-bill-to-allow-sale-of-cbd-edibles/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:17:34 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/committee-approves-bill-to-allow-sale-of-cbd-edibles/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/committee-approves-bill-to-allow-sale-of-cbd-edibles/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1731834_290564-20181213_CBD_04.jpgWellness Connection employees Sarah Anderson and David Theberge label the wider selection of cannabidiol products that the Portland dispensary can now sell under new state regulations. Customers over 21 can buy hemp products without a medical marijuana card from a doctor.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:42:03 +0000 Larry Lockman’s proposal seeks to keep politics out of the classroom https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/controversial-proposal-seeks-to-keep-politics-out-of-the-classroom/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/controversial-proposal-seeks-to-keep-politics-out-of-the-classroom/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:37:01 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com?p=1243700&preview=true&preview_id=1243700 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/controversial-proposal-seeks-to-keep-politics-out-of-the-classroom/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/WEBlarrylockman_1200x710.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - AUGUST 30: Rep. Larry Lockman, R- Amherst, left, and Rep. John Picchiotti, Fairfield, look up at the vote tally boards in the corner of the House chamber on Thursday Aug. 30, 2018 in the Maine State House in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:39:03 +0000 Trump says courts will back him in 16-state lawsuit against emergency declaration https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/trump-rips-california-for-16-state-lawsuit-over-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/trump-rips-california-for-16-state-lawsuit-over-emergency-declaration/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:54:31 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/trump-rips-california-for-16-state-lawsuit-over-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/trump-rips-california-for-16-state-lawsuit-over-emergency-declaration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1827684_571435-Trump.jpgWhile President Trump can attract attention, the impasse over a proposed wall at the southern border has demonstrated that he lacks the ability to persuade others to accept his ideas.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:21:13 +0000 Mills Cabinet complete with confirmation of agriculture commissioner https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/maine-senate-confirms-beal-as-agriculture-commissioner/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/maine-senate-confirms-beal-as-agriculture-commissioner/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:48:22 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/maine-senate-confirms-beal-as-agriculture-commissioner/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/maine-senate-confirms-beal-as-agriculture-commissioner/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/AmandaBeal.jpgWed, 20 Feb 2019 09:16:10 +0000 Bernie Sanders running again in 2020, with plenty of progressive rivals https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/bernie-sanders-will-run-again-in-2020/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/bernie-sanders-will-run-again-in-2020/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:44:38 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/bernie-sanders-will-run-again-in-2020/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/19/bernie-sanders-will-run-again-in-2020/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1501658_Medicare_For_All_Cost_51600.jpgTue, 19 Feb 2019 20:45:34 +0000 Maine joins lawsuit against Trump’s emergency declaration https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/maine-to-join-lawsuit-against-trumps-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/maine-to-join-lawsuit-against-trumps-emergency-declaration/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:04:17 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/maine-to-join-lawsuit-against-trumps-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/maine-to-join-lawsuit-against-trumps-emergency-declaration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1829828_909102-AP19046730678107.jpgCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, accompanied by Gov. Gavin Newsom, said California will sue President Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:10:43 +0000 LePage denies knowing he paid up to $1,100 a night at Trump hotel https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/lepage-denies-knowing-he-paid-up-to-1100-a-night-at-trump-hotel/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/lepage-denies-knowing-he-paid-up-to-1100-a-night-at-trump-hotel/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:00:20 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/lepage-denies-knowing-he-paid-up-to-1100-a-night-at-trump-hotel/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/lepage-denies-knowing-he-paid-up-to-1100-a-night-at-trump-hotel/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1758522_155322-TrumpHotel2.jpgTue, 19 Feb 2019 14:06:24 +0000 Trump would veto a bill disapproving of his emergency declaration, White House says https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/trump-would-veto-a-bill-disapproving-of-his-emergency-declaration-white-house-says/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/trump-would-veto-a-bill-disapproving-of-his-emergency-declaration-white-house-says/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:29:11 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/trump-would-veto-a-bill-disapproving-of-his-emergency-declaration-white-house-says/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/trump-would-veto-a-bill-disapproving-of-his-emergency-declaration-white-house-says/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828920_APTOPIX_Trump_Border_Securi.jpgPresident Trump's aides acknowledge that Trump cannot meet his pledge to build the wall by the time voters decide whether to grant him another term next year, but insist his base will remain by his side as long as he is not perceived to have given up the fight on the barrier.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:31:52 +0000 Protesters rally across Maine over Trump’s emergency declaration https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/protests-planned-today-across-maine-over-trumps-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/protests-planned-today-across-maine-over-trumps-emergency-declaration/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:07:08 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/protests-planned-today-across-maine-over-trumps-emergency-declaration/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/18/protests-planned-today-across-maine-over-trumps-emergency-declaration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828908_85512-Protest1.jpgState Rep. Michael A. Sylvester addresses protesters assembling at Portland's Menario Plaza on Monday. Rallies against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency were held across Maine and nationwide.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:47:56 +0000 Maine governor looks ahead after turbulent LePage era https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/with-new-governor-end-of-the-era-of-rants-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/with-new-governor-end-of-the-era-of-rants-in-maine/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:33:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/with-new-governor-end-of-the-era-of-rants-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/with-new-governor-end-of-the-era-of-rants-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828804_Maine_Governor_Address_01479.jpgGov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature on Feb. 11 at the State House in Augusta. Mills has vowed to undo LePage-era politics.Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:01:08 +0000 Former Rep. Anthony Weiner released from prison https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/disgraced-ex-congressman-anthony-weiner-released-from-prison/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/disgraced-ex-congressman-anthony-weiner-released-from-prison/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:15:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/disgraced-ex-congressman-anthony-weiner-released-from-prison/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/disgraced-ex-congressman-anthony-weiner-released-from-prison/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828292_Anthony_Weiner_Released_62.jpgSun, 17 Feb 2019 18:48:12 +0000 Maine paid for 40 rooms at Trump hotel for LePage, staff https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/maine-paid-for-40-rooms-at-trump-hotel-for-lepage-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/maine-paid-for-40-rooms-at-trump-hotel-for-lepage-staff/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/maine-paid-for-40-rooms-at-trump-hotel-for-lepage-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/17/maine-paid-for-40-rooms-at-trump-hotel-for-lepage-staff/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1827716_83937_trump.jpgStays by former Maine Gov. Paul LePage and his staff at the Trump International Hotel in Washington have already drawn legal scrutiny as a federal lawsuit examines alleged violations of the Constitution's emoluments clause.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:13:30 +0000 Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy permits https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/mills-signs-executive-order-reversing-lepage-moratorium-on-wind-energy/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/mills-signs-executive-order-reversing-lepage-moratorium-on-wind-energy/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:55:36 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/mills-signs-executive-order-reversing-lepage-moratorium-on-wind-energy/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/mills-signs-executive-order-reversing-lepage-moratorium-on-wind-energy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2015/02/594986_wind_energy_wildlife_jpeg_3.jpgThe chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission said two wind-power projects, approved before his tenure, should be reconsidered to ensure ratepayers get the best deal, but another commissioner says the move will signal to investors that Maine doesn’t keep its promises.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:06:31 +0000 Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/supreme-court-says-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-back-at-work/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/supreme-court-says-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-back-at-work/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:49:45 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com?p=1236864&preview=true&preview_id=1236864 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/supreme-court-says-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-back-at-work/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Supreme_Court_Ginsburg_87703.jpgFri, 15 Feb 2019 10:23:32 +0000 Bill Weld, former Mass. governor, to challenge Trump for Republican presidential nomination https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/bill-weld-former-mass-governor-to-challenge-trump-for-republican-presidential-nomination/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/bill-weld-former-mass-governor-to-challenge-trump-for-republican-presidential-nomination/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:32:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1236876 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/bill-weld-former-mass-governor-to-challenge-trump-for-republican-presidential-nomination/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/weld.jpgFormer Massachusetts Gov. William Weld addresses a gathering during a New England Council 'Politics & Eggs' breakfast in Bedford, N.H., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Weld announced he's creating a presidential exploratory committee for a run in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:28:39 +0000 Video: Trump declares national emergency to get $8 billion for wall https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/trump-will-sign-border-deal-but-will-also-declare-emergency/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/trump-will-sign-border-deal-but-will-also-declare-emergency/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:08:19 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/trump-will-sign-border-deal-but-will-also-declare-emergency/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/15/trump-will-sign-border-deal-but-will-also-declare-emergency/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Trump_Border_Security_47845-2.jpgFri, 15 Feb 2019 14:46:06 +0000 White House considering several options for finding $5.7 billion to build wall https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/white-house-considering-several-options-for-finding-5-7-billion-to-build-wall/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/white-house-considering-several-options-for-finding-5-7-billion-to-build-wall/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:17:08 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/white-house-considering-several-options-for-finding-5-7-billion-to-build-wall/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/white-house-considering-several-options-for-finding-5-7-billion-to-build-wall/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/wall.jpgFILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. The Trump administration said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, it would waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The waivers avoid time-consuming reviews and lawsuits challenging violation of environmental laws. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:39:52 +0000 Maine congressional delegation criticizes Trump’s plan to declare national emergency https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/collins-criticizes-trumps-plan-to-declare-national-emergency-to-build-wall/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/collins-criticizes-trumps-plan-to-declare-national-emergency-to-build-wall/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:39:50 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/collins-criticizes-trumps-plan-to-declare-national-emergency-to-build-wall/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/collins-criticizes-trumps-plan-to-declare-national-emergency-to-build-wall/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Delegation-4-pack-square.jpgFri, 15 Feb 2019 14:22:17 +0000 Last Mills Cabinet nominee to come up for confirmation wins committee’s backing https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/beal-wins-committee-approval-as-maine-commissioner-of-agriculture-conservation-and-forestry/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/beal-wins-committee-approval-as-maine-commissioner-of-agriculture-conservation-and-forestry/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:40:49 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/beal-wins-committee-approval-as-maine-commissioner-of-agriculture-conservation-and-forestry/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/beal-wins-committee-approval-as-maine-commissioner-of-agriculture-conservation-and-forestry/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/AmandaBeal.jpgFri, 15 Feb 2019 15:49:08 +0000 Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/senate-confirms-william-barr-as-attorney-general/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/senate-confirms-william-barr-as-attorney-general/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:47:28 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com?p=1235532&preview=true&preview_id=1235532 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/senate-confirms-william-barr-as-attorney-general/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Senate_Attorney_General_57051-2.jpgThu, 14 Feb 2019 13:52:12 +0000 Congress passes border deal that Trump’s expected to sign before declaring emergency to build wall https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/congress-poised-to-approve-compromise-in-border-security-brawl/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/congress-poised-to-approve-compromise-in-border-security-brawl/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:56:28 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/congress-poised-to-approve-compromise-in-border-security-brawl/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/congress-poised-to-approve-compromise-in-border-security-brawl/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1822424_Trump_94765.jpg-ee05a.jpgPresident Trump is expected to sign – halfheartedly – a compromise budget package making its way through Congress on Thursday.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:53:02 +0000 Maine’s senators to split vote on U.S. attorney general https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/maines-senators-to-split-vote-on-u-s-attorney-general/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/maines-senators-to-split-vote-on-u-s-attorney-general/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:28:24 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/maines-senators-to-split-vote-on-u-s-attorney-general/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/maines-senators-to-split-vote-on-u-s-attorney-general/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/AP19015565644957.jpgAttorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his relationship with Trump, his views on executive powers and whether he can fairly oversee the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:10:27 +0000 Maine’s rural broadband may get a boost https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/advocates-like-the-chances-of-bills-expanding-rural-broadband-access/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/advocates-like-the-chances-of-bills-expanding-rural-broadband-access/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1234894 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/14/advocates-like-the-chances-of-bills-expanding-rural-broadband-access/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/485869_mvpic_2_1229-e1447476445286.jpgA new model for municipal broadband could help Maine gain a technological advantage and overcome its geographical disadvantage.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:33:30 +0000 Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/judge-finds-manafort-lied-in-mueller-probe-breached-plea-deal/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/judge-finds-manafort-lied-in-mueller-probe-breached-plea-deal/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:13:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/judge-finds-manafort-lied-in-mueller-probe-breached-plea-deal/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/judge-finds-manafort-lied-in-mueller-probe-breached-plea-deal/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1821562_Trump_Russia_Probe_Manafo2.jpgPaul Manafort leaves the federal courthouse in Washington on April 4, 2018. A judge's finding that Manafort lied to prosecutors could add years to the sentence he gets next month.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:27:58 +0000 Mills shows new support for CMP transmission line https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/mills-shows-new-support-for-cmp-transmission-line/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/mills-shows-new-support-for-cmp-transmission-line/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:05:12 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/mills-shows-new-support-for-cmp-transmission-line/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/mills-shows-new-support-for-cmp-transmission-line/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/06/transmission.jpgelectric utility wiresWed, 13 Feb 2019 20:08:45 +0000 Maine congressional delegation takes aim at high drug prices https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/maines-congressional-delegation-takes-aim-at-high-drug-prices/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/maines-congressional-delegation-takes-aim-at-high-drug-prices/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:38:04 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/maines-congressional-delegation-takes-aim-at-high-drug-prices/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/maines-congressional-delegation-takes-aim-at-high-drug-prices/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Golden-with-a-Bangor-doctor-e1550107208564-1.jpgWed, 13 Feb 2019 20:45:11 +0000 In business, requirement for paid sick time a source of healthy debate https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/in-business-paid-sick-times-a-source-of-healthy-debate/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/in-business-paid-sick-times-a-source-of-healthy-debate/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1233286 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/in-business-paid-sick-times-a-source-of-healthy-debate/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1819610_640172-20190212_SickTime_04.jpgAt Maine Beer Company, from left, employees Phil Neil, Seth Gill and David Love all have paid sick days as part of their benefits at the Freeport brewery. The company, which employs about 50 full-timers, believes paid sick leave is “good for business,” said co-owner Dan Kleban, “because workers are more productive if they’re not coming to work sick.” Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:12:17 +0000 Democrat’s bill offers incentive for developers to build affordable housing https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/bill-offers-tax-breaks-for-developers-of-low-income-housing-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/bill-offers-tax-breaks-for-developers-of-low-income-housing-in-maine/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1233302 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/bill-offers-tax-breaks-for-developers-of-low-income-housing-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1819626_772462_ryanfecteau.jpgD-Biddeford, bill's sponsorTue, 12 Feb 2019 23:11:10 +0000 Sexual-harassment trainer booted from State House https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/sexual-harassment-trainer-booted-from-state-house/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/sexual-harassment-trainer-booted-from-state-house/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:00:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/sexual-harassment-trainer-booted-from-state-house/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/13/sexual-harassment-trainer-booted-from-state-house/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/03/1310245_769374-statehouse.jpgMaine state house legislature Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:01:33 +0000 McConnell plans vote on Green New Deal to put political pressure on Democrats https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mcconnell-plans-vote-on-green-new-deal-to-put-political-pressure-on-democrats/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mcconnell-plans-vote-on-green-new-deal-to-put-political-pressure-on-democrats/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:49:22 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mcconnell-plans-vote-on-green-new-deal-to-put-political-pressure-on-democrats/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mcconnell-plans-vote-on-green-new-deal-to-put-political-pressure-on-democrats/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1660250_Election_2018_House_Ocasio-.jpgA former Bernie Sanders organizer, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez heads to the House of Representatives after defeating her Republican challenger Anthony Pappas for the right to represent New York's 14th district.Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:16:18 +0000 Advocates urge lawmakers to ban vaping products from Maine public schools https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/bill-seeks-to-ban-vaping-devices-from-maine-public-schools/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/bill-seeks-to-ban-vaping-devices-from-maine-public-schools/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:34:51 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/bill-seeks-to-ban-vaping-devices-from-maine-public-schools/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/bill-seeks-to-ban-vaping-devices-from-maine-public-schools/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1818710_vaping_boom_55667_jpg_a6d9f.jpgFILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Tue, 12 Feb 2019 23:14:44 +0000 Mark Kelly announces run for McCain’s Senate seat in Arizona https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mark-kelly-announces-run-for-mccains-senate-seat-in-arizona/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mark-kelly-announces-run-for-mccains-senate-seat-in-arizona/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:58:40 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mark-kelly-announces-run-for-mccains-senate-seat-in-arizona/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/mark-kelly-announces-run-for-mccains-senate-seat-in-arizona/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/AP16210027432624.jpgTue, 12 Feb 2019 09:00:50 +0000 Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, not saying he’ll sign https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/budget-deal-allows-far-less-money-than-trump-wanted-for-wall/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/budget-deal-allows-far-less-money-than-trump-wanted-for-wall/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:32:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1232290 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/12/budget-deal-allows-far-less-money-than-trump-wanted-for-wall/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/AP19043611701496.jpgTue, 12 Feb 2019 14:12:50 +0000 Mills tells lawmakers her $8 billion state budget is ‘sustainable’ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/mills-lays-out-8-billion-budget-proposal-before-lawmakers/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/mills-lays-out-8-billion-budget-proposal-before-lawmakers/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:21:30 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/mills-lays-out-8-billion-budget-proposal-before-lawmakers/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/mills-lays-out-8-billion-budget-proposal-before-lawmakers/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/AP19043029942257.jpgTue, 12 Feb 2019 08:41:57 +0000 Lawmakers consider bill to protect water quality of Maine lakes https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lawmakers-considering-proposal-to-protect-water-quality-of-maine-lakes/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lawmakers-considering-proposal-to-protect-water-quality-of-maine-lakes/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:48:34 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lawmakers-considering-proposal-to-protect-water-quality-of-maine-lakes/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lawmakers-considering-proposal-to-protect-water-quality-of-maine-lakes/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1817890_PPHbridgtonbeachP070818.jpgWoods Pond Beach in Bridgton. (Beth Quimby photo for the Portland Press Herald)Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:41:55 +0000 Negotiators in Congress say they have a deal in principle that would avoid another shutdown https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/budget-talks-resume-amid-pessimism-over-border-differences/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/budget-talks-resume-amid-pessimism-over-border-differences/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:46:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/budget-talks-resume-amid-pessimism-over-border-differences/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/budget-talks-resume-amid-pessimism-over-border-differences/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1817418_Trump_Border_Security_21258.jpgActing White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on weekend talk shows, said "you absolutely cannot" eliminate the possibility of another shutdown if a deal is not reached over the wall and other border matters.Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:16:05 +0000 LePage takes on new role in state politics https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lepage-takes-on-new-role-in-state-politics/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lepage-takes-on-new-role-in-state-politics/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lepage-takes-on-new-role-in-state-politics/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/11/lepage-takes-on-new-role-in-state-politics/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1176790_436150-20181218_LePageExi7.jpgGov. Paul LePage speaks during an interview with the Morning Sentinel on Tuesday in the Cabinet Room of the Maine State House in Augusta.Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:18:37 +0000 Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/shutdown-deadline-looms-as-wall-negotiations-hit-a-snag/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/shutdown-deadline-looms-as-wall-negotiations-hit-a-snag/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:30:18 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/shutdown-deadline-looms-as-wall-negotiations-hit-a-snag/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/shutdown-deadline-looms-as-wall-negotiations-hit-a-snag/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/AP19037094650068.jpgPresident Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Sun, 10 Feb 2019 22:09:06 +0000 Federal lawsuit hangs over Eves, LePage as private citizens https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/federal-lawsuit-hangs-over-eves-lepage-as-private-citizens/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/federal-lawsuit-hangs-over-eves-lepage-as-private-citizens/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1229598 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/10/federal-lawsuit-hangs-over-eves-lepage-as-private-citizens/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1815714_maine_primary_ranked_choi_5.jpgMark EvesSat, 09 Feb 2019 21:20:45 +0000 How Maine’s members of Congress voted last week https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/how-maines-members-of-congress-voted-46/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/how-maines-members-of-congress-voted-46/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:13:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/how-maines-members-of-congress-voted-46/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/how-maines-members-of-congress-voted-46/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/06/capitol.jpgcapitol hill in washington dc in the spring for featured imageSat, 09 Feb 2019 16:58:55 +0000 EPA scaling back pollution enforcement under Trump https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/epa-scaling-back-enforcement/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/epa-scaling-back-enforcement/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:08:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/epa-scaling-back-enforcement/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/09/epa-scaling-back-enforcement/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1815258_EPA_Wheeler_47601.jpg-6d19e.jpgActing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA headquarters in Washington.Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:03:47 +0000 Maine school leaders applaud Mills for prioritizing education in budget https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/maine-school-leaders-applaud-mills-for-prioritizing-education-in-budget/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/maine-school-leaders-applaud-mills-for-prioritizing-education-in-budget/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 04:01:31 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/maine-school-leaders-applaud-mills-for-prioritizing-education-in-budget/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/maine-school-leaders-applaud-mills-for-prioritizing-education-in-budget/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1740862_897823-Pender_Maker_Educati-1.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - DECEMBER 26: Pender Makin, of Scarborough, was nominated Wednesday December 26, 2018 by Governor-elect Mills as Commissioner of Education. Makin currently serves as assistant superintendent Brunswick school department. (Kennebec Journal photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:17:02 +0000 Embattled Virginia governor says he won’t quit https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/virginia-governor-says-he-wont-quit/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/virginia-governor-says-he-wont-quit/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 02:32:40 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/virginia-governor-says-he-wont-quit/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/virginia-governor-says-he-wont-quit/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1814654_fairfax-fb4c1016-2be9-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81.jpgA second woman has come forward with accusations against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:37:27 +0000 Jeff Bezos’ extortion claim could reopen federal case against National Enquirer https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/bezos-charges-could-reopen-federal-case-against-enquirer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/bezos-charges-could-reopen-federal-case-against-enquirer/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:35:11 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/bezos-charges-could-reopen-federal-case-against-enquirer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/bezos-charges-could-reopen-federal-case-against-enquirer/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1814522_Jeff_Bezos_National_Enquire.jpgThe Jan. 28 edition of the National Enquirer features a story on Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce. Bezos claims American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private text messages with his mistress that were published within the story. National Enquirer via APFri, 08 Feb 2019 21:23:10 +0000 Critics rip into Susan Collins after abortion ruling by Justice Kavanaugh https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/critics-rip-into-collins-after-abortion-ruling-by-justice-kavanaugh/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/critics-rip-into-collins-after-abortion-ruling-by-justice-kavanaugh/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:25:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/critics-rip-into-collins-after-abortion-ruling-by-justice-kavanaugh/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/critics-rip-into-collins-after-abortion-ruling-by-justice-kavanaugh/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/AP_18233549170504.jpgIn this file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, meets with Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at her office on Capitol Hill before his confirmation last year. (AP file photo)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:56:32 +0000 Trump tells Christians he will fight abortion https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/trump-tells-christians-he-will-fight-abortion/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/trump-tells-christians-he-will-fight-abortion/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:22:43 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/trump-tells-christians-he-will-fight-abortion/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/trump-tells-christians-he-will-fight-abortion/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/1814042_APTOPIX_Trump_91765.jpg-12.jpgRep. James Lankford, R-Okla., left, President Trump, center, and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., pray during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:22:43 +0000 Lawmakers weigh ‘ban the box’ bill to help former prisoners get jobs https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/lawmakers-weigh-ban-the-box-bill-to-help-former-prisoners-get-jobs/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/lawmakers-weigh-ban-the-box-bill-to-help-former-prisoners-get-jobs/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:37:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/lawmakers-weigh-ban-the-box-bill-to-help-former-prisoners-get-jobs/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/02/08/lawmakers-weigh-ban-the-box-bill-to-help-former-prisoners-get-jobs/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/maine_job_app_re_criminal_history.jpgMaine's standard employment application for a state job includes a section asking prospective employees about any criminal history. A bill before the Legislature would drop the section from most state employment forms. Sat, 09 Feb 2019 16:05:08 +0000