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Maine Senators Support Stimulus Bill 

An 838-billion dollar economic stimulus package is one step closer to reality, thanks to the votes by Maine’s two republican senators.They’re among only three senators to break ranks with their party and support the bill.The measure was approved in the senate by a vote of 61-to-37.When speaking to TV5, Senator Collins said she wants to see the final package come in at less than 800-billion dollars, but she agrees with the president that it’s time to move ahead with the plan.It’s now up to house and senate negotiators to work out a compromise version of the bill.