AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill changing the funding formula for youth homeless shelters.
The Democratic-led Senate voted 20-14 in favor of overturning the Republican governor’s veto on Wednesday, falling short of the two-thirds support necessary.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Democrats have put politics before the best interest of Mainers in their rejection of a bill that would have allowed children younger than 16 years old to work in bowling alleys or movie theatres.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Governor’s Energy Office reports the statewide average cash price for heating oil for the week that ended Monday was $3.71.
The office reported the price was down 4 cents from last week and 9 cents from two weeks ago. The office also reported the average statewide propane price was down to $3.40 per gallon and kerosene down to $4.17 per gallon.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led Senate has endorsed a bill designed to block multinational corporations from avoiding paying state taxes by holding their profits in overseas tax havens.
The Senate followed the actions of the House on Wednesday to give initial approval to the bill with a 19-15 vote. The measure faces final votes in both chambers.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A second man has been arrested in connection with a series of arson fires that happened last month in Portland, Maine.
Eighteen-year-old Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder of Portland was arrested Monday. He’s accused of starting a fire in a Dumpster on Sunday, March 23. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is poised to sign into law a bill calling on the federal government to recognize disabilities suffered by Maine soldiers who were exposed to Agent Orange at a military base in Canada.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel has approved a bill to have the state study the market potential for building more casinos in Maine.
The Veteran and Legal Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed the measure on Tuesday. The bill directs Maine to contract with a consultant would study whether a market exists for more slot machines in the state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have given the first nod to a bill aimed at preventing companies from avoiding paying state taxes by stashing their profits in foreign banks.
The Democratic-led House approved the bill in an 86-58 vote Tuesday. It adds 38 tax havens to Maine’s tax code and would require those that use them to report their corporate income tax like a Maine business would.
HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for a trooper to use deadly force to protect himself and other officers when he fatally shot a Hollis man during an armed confrontation in December.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for growing marijuana inside the security fence at Augusta State Airport.
Marlon Cloutier was also sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to four years of probation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Brunswick church has been sentenced to two years of probation for receiving nearly $150,000 in federal benefits while also collecting a salary.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Verizon Wireless says it aims to add 42 full-time retail and sales jobs in Maine, part of larger recruitment effort to add 330 employees in New England.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led House has voted to direct the Department of Environmental Protect to re-submit new mining regulations.
The House voted 98-39 on Monday in favor of rejecting the regulations drafted by the department and asking it to come up with new rules and submit them to the Legislature by February 2016.
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Monmouth man says he may not be alive if not for the mystery woman who stopped and helped him after a heart attack.
Leonard Crocker, who works for the Monmouth Public Works Department, lost consciousness by the side of the road March 17 just after his crew finished cutting trees.
NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a barn housing dozens of sheep and hundreds of chickens has been destroyed in an early morning fire in North Yarmouth.
The exact number of animals that died has yet to be determined.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A jogger was taken to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck in Farmington.
Police say 25-year-old Tess Perry was taken to Central Maine Medical Center’s intensive care unit after she was struck just after 9 a.m. Sunday while jogging along Fairbanks Road.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars are coming to Maine to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects.
U.S. Sen. Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine say more than $11 million supporting outdoor recreation comes from programs through the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Deadlines to apply for the Maine Moose Lottery are closing in.
Paper applications for hunters looking to bag a moose must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife by Tuesday. Those applying online have until mid-May.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The combination of gerrymandering and geography that helped Republicans build an advantage in House seats by drawing new districts after the 2010 Census has been largely absent in Maine.
The USS Miami, a submarine that sustained $700 million in damage in a shipyard fire, is being decommissioned and scrapped at a cost of $54 million. Some details on the process: