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 2017-05-24 17:02 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Gov. Paul LePage addresses Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club breakfast... +

LEWISTON — Gov. Paul LePage attended the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club's breakfast as their guest speaker Wednesday. The governor talked about ranked-choice voting, something he's been vocally opposing since it was voted into law in November Maine&rsq...

 2017-05-24 14:37 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Mary Mayhew to resign as head of DHHS... +

AUGUSTA — Mary Mayhew, who has served as Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services since the beginning of Gov. Paul LePage’s tenure, will be leaving that post Friday. LePage announced her departure Wednesday in a prepared statement, in w...

 2017-05-24 12:24 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage to commute sentences of several 'lower-risk' prison inmates... +

In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage plans to commute the sentences of some "lower-risk" offenders and help them find jobs, but he has not disclosed how many people would be rel...

 2017-05-24 07:58 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Gov. LePage to commute sentences of low-risk offenders 4 hours ago... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Republican governor plans to commute the sentences of some low-risk offenders and help them find jobs.Gov. Paul LePage's office said Tuesday that the decision is not related to the recently announced closure of Downe...

 2017-05-24 06:12 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Gov. LePage expected to address Supreme Court's decision on ranked-choice voting 5 hours ago... +

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The state's highest court says ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional, and Governor Paul LePage is expected to talk about the decision Wednesday morning.Governor LePage is set to speak at 7:30 at the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club br...

 2017-05-24 02:09 

WLBZ

[ Bangor, Maine ]

Maine governor to commute sentences of low-risk offenders... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican governor plans to commute the sentences of some low-risk offenders and help them find jobs. Gov. Paul LePage's office said Tuesday that the decision is not related to the recently announced closure of Downe...

 2017-05-24 02:09 

WCSH

[ Maine ]

Maine governor to commute sentences of low-risk offenders... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican governor plans to commute the sentences of some low-risk offenders and help them find jobs. Gov. Paul LePage's office said Tuesday that the decision is not related to the recently announced closure of Downe...

 2017-05-23 23:53 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

LePage signs measure aimed at reducing electricity costs for some... +

AUGUSTA — A proposal to let consumers compare electricity costs from different providers more easily secured the signature of Gov. Paul LePage to become law Tuesday. “This new law includes common-sense protections that will keep Mainers from g...

 2017-05-23 20:37 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Next up for 'nips' bill: a near-certain veto... +

AUGUSTA — A measure to require a 5-cent deposit on tiny liquor bottles known as nips is heading for a near certain veto from Gov. Paul LePage — and possibly a move by him to ban nips entirely, which could hurt a major bottler based in Lewiston...

 2017-05-23 19:31 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Gov. Paul LePage rips newspapers in veto of bill that would harm newspapers... +

AUGUSTA, Maine — A heavier flow of bills moving to the floors of the legislative chambers means more vetoes from ...

 2017-05-23 12:10 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Republicans say statewide teacher contract could aid rural districts... +

AUGUSTA (AP) — Bills to create a uniform teacher contract across the state are set for key committee votes. Republican Gov. Paul LePage says such an idea would help rural districts compete for teachers. Bills sponsored by GOP Reps. Matt Pouliot and ...

 2017-05-22 21:46 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Legislature passes bill to limit PAC expenditures... +

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature has approved a bill that bars lawmakers from paying themselves or businesses they own from political action committees under their control, sending the measure to Gov. Paul LePage for his approval. The bill, An Act Re...

 2017-05-22 19:36 

WLBZ

[ Bangor, Maine ]

Governor puts kibosh on road signs for national monument... +

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Motorists on Interstate 95 in Maine won't see signs directing them to a new national monument because Republican Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to let state workers install them. The Maine Department of Transportation is delaying ...

 2017-05-22 19:36 

WCSH

[ Maine ]

Governor puts kibosh on road signs for national monument... +

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Motorists on Interstate 95 in Maine won't see signs directing them to a new national monument because Republican Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to let state workers install them. The Maine Department of Transportation is delaying ...

 2017-05-22 18:06 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Governor puts kibosh on road signs for national monument... +

Motorists on Interstate 95 in Maine won't see signs directing them to a new national monument because Republican Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to let state workers install them....

 2017-05-22 17:56 

US News & World Report

Governor Puts Kibosh on Road Signs for National Monument... +

Motorists on Interstate 95 in Maine won't see signs directing them to a new national monument because Republican Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to let the state install them....

 2017-05-22 07:43 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Gov. LePage refuses to put up road signs for North Woods national monument 5 hours ago... +

Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to put signs along state roads showing the way to Maines national monument, pending the outcome of a federal review, state officials said Friday.The governor wont allow official signs for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Mo...

 2017-05-21 02:55 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage refuses to put up National Monument road signs... +

Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to put signs along state roads showing the way to Maine’s national monument, pending the outcome of a federal review, state officials said Friday. The governor won’t allow official signs for Katahdin Woods and Wate...

 2017-05-20 16:03 

US News & World Report

Feds Ask Maine Once Again for Details on Food Stamp Ban... +

Gov. Paul LePage is hoping a new presidential administration will listen to his proposal of no longer allowing Maine residents to use food stamps on sugary sodas and candy....

 2017-05-20 16:03 

Washington Times

Feds ask Maine once again for details on food stamp ban... +

Gov. Paul LePage has more work to do before a new presidential administration will allow the state to ban residents from purchasing candy and soda with food stamps....

 2017-05-18 20:29 

Seacoastonline.com

[ NH ]

Maine Senate advances death with dignity bill... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A death with dignity bill is advancing through the Maine Legislature, but will face a likely veto from the Republican governor.The Senate narrowly voted 16-15 Thursday to support Republican Sen. Roger Katz's bill.Gov. Paul LeP...

 2017-05-18 20:29 

Fosters.com

[ NH ]

Maine Senate advances death with dignity bill... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A death with dignity bill is advancing through the Maine Legislature, but will face a likely veto from the Republican governor.The Senate narrowly voted 16-15 Thursday to support Republican Sen. Roger Katz's bill.Gov. Paul LeP...

 2017-05-18 18:09 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Maine Senate advances death with dignity bill; LePage likely to veto it... +

AUGUSTA (AP) — A death with dignity bill is advancing through the Maine Legislature, but will face a likely veto from the Republican governor. The Senate narrowly voted 16-15 Thursday to support Republican Sen. Roger Katz's bill. Gov. Paul LePage ha...

 2017-05-18 17:10 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Gov. Paul LePage wants to put the brakes on turnpike tolls... +

AUGUSTA — Maine's Republican governor wants to start shutting down the state turnpike authority within the next decade. The House referred Gov. Paul LePage's bill to the transportation committee on Thursday. The Maine Turnpike Authority would have u...

 2017-05-18 15:08 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage cites drinking and driving concern for opposition to 'nips'... +

AUGUSTA — Two days after issuing a statement detailing his concerns about a proposal to require a deposit on tiny liquor bottles, Gov. Paul LePage raised an entirely new rationale for his position Thursday. LePage said the problem with the measure i...

 2017-05-18 15:08 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage cites drinking and driving concern for opposition to 'nips'... +

AUGUSTA — Two days after issuing a statement detailing his concerns about a proposal to require a deposit on tiny liquor bottles, Gov. Paul LePage raised an entirely new rationale for his position Thursday. LePage said the problem with the measure i...

 2017-05-18 14:34 

WLBZ

[ Bangor, Maine ]

Gov. LePage approves of special counsel appointment... +

Appearing on WGAN-AM, Gov. Paul LePage spoke about a range of topics, including the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia...

 2017-05-18 14:34 

WCSH

[ Maine ]

Gov. LePage approves of special counsel appointment... +

Appearing on WGAN-AM, Gov. Paul LePage spoke about a range of topics, including the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia...

 2017-05-18 14:27 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

LePage: Special prosecutor for Trump probe a good idea... +

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's in favor of the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia....

 2017-05-18 14:22 

US News & World Report

LePage: Special Prosecutor for Trump Probe a Good Idea... +

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he is in favor of the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia....

 2017-05-18 14:22 

Washington Times

LePage: special prosecutor for Trump probe a good idea... +

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's in favor of the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia....

 2017-05-18 13:34 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage blames media when asked about Trump's problems... +

At first, the Gov. Paul LePage had a muted reaction to the heightening controversy around President Donald Trump when asked about it ...

 2017-05-18 07:56 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Gorham turnpike spur proposal depends on veto override 9 hours ago... +

GORHAM (WGME) -- A bill that would allow a turnpike spur from Gorham to I-95 will go before the Senate Thursday.The bill was vetoed earlier this week by Governor Paul LePage, but the Senate could override that veto.The house overrode the veto Wednesday wi...

 2017-05-18 00:59 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Lewiston bottler drops support for recycling bill after LePage threat... +

AUGUSTA — Following a threat by Gov. Paul LePage to end the sales of tiny bottles of liquor in Maine rather than allow lawmakers to require a nickel deposit on them, a bottler that employs 130 people in Lewiston withdrew its support for the compromi...

 2017-05-18 00:59 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Lewiston bottler drops support for recycling bill after LePage threat... +

AUGUSTA — Following a threat by Gov. Paul LePage to end the sales of tiny bottles of liquor in Maine rather than allow lawmakers to require a nickel deposit on them, a bottler that employs 130 people in Lewiston withdrew its support for the compromi...

 2017-05-17 08:25 

WGME

[ Maine ]

LePage to Legislature: Place deposit on 'nips' and I'll ban them 10 hours ago... +

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Gov. Paul LePage said hed work to ban the sale of 50-milliliter alcohol containers if the Legislature passes a widely supported bill to extend the states bottle deposit law to include the so-called nips.The Republican governors...

 2017-05-17 08:00 

National Review

LePages Welfare Reform: Good for Maine, a Model for the Nation... +

Maine, which once led the nation in dependence on government welfare, is taking yet another step forward to fix its welfare system. After six years of tackling tough welfare problems, Maines governor, Paul LePage, recently introduced a bill to further ove...

 2017-05-16 14:06 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Gov. Paul LePage threatens to ban nips if 5-cent deposit passes... +

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said he’d work to ban the sale of 50-milliliter alcohol containers if the Legislature passes a widely supported bill to extend the state’s bottle deposit law to include the so-called “nips.” The Rep...

 2017-05-16 13:20 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Paul LePage says selling drugs used in fatal overdoses is manslaughter... +

Gov. Paul LePage kept his focus on fighting Maine’s opiate addiction epidemic Tuesday when he said he supports a pending bill that would make dealing drugs that cause an overdose Class A manslaughter....

 2017-05-15 19:10 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

Bill attempts to force Paul LePage to release housing bonds... +

AUGUSTA — Maine housing developers and affordable housing advocates hope lawmakers roundly support a Republican's bill to release $15 million in bonds for senior housing that voters approved two years ago. Republican Sen. Roger Katz's bill awaits a ...

 2017-05-13 05:10 

WLBZ

[ Bangor, Maine ]

Katahdin Woods monument's former opponents want Trump, LePage to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Trump and Gov. Paul LePage to let it be....

 2017-05-13 05:10 

WCSH

[ Maine ]

Katahdin Woods monument's former opponents want Trump, LePage to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Trump and Gov. Paul LePage to let it be....

 2017-05-12 23:25 

Fosters.com

[ NH ]

Supporters of monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be.The national monument designation for the 87,500-acre wilderness in northern Maine has brought econom...

 2017-05-12 23:25 

Seacoastonline.com

[ NH ]

Supporters of monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be.The national monument designation for the 87,500-acre wilderness in northern Maine has brought econom...

 2017-05-12 21:48 

Fosters.com

[ NH ]

Supporters of Maine monument want LePage, Trump to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be.The national monument designation for the 87,500-acre wilderness in northern Maine has brought econom...

 2017-05-12 17:03 

Fosters.com

[ NH ]

Supporters of Maine monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be.The group gathered Friday in Bangor to defend the 87,500-acre property ma...

 2017-05-12 17:03 

Seacoastonline.com

[ NH ]

Supporters of Maine monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be.The group gathered Friday in Bangor to defend the 87,500-acre property ma...

 2017-05-12 14:51 

Washington Post

Supporters of Maine monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be....

 2017-05-12 14:47 

US News & World Report

Supporters of Maine Monument Want Trump, LePage to Back Off... +

Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be....

 2017-05-12 14:47 

Napa Valley Register

Supporters of Maine monument want Trump, LePage to back off... +

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Several former opponents of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are now asking President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage to let it be....

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