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University of Maine at Beans Corner (UMBC) President, W. Wittering Bleatley, has agreed to a demand from the Social sciences Department that faculty watching the presidential debates receive hardship pay.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Two Republican state senators who have been accused of violating legislative reimbursement rules have requested a hearing in an effort to clear their names.

She said Monday that she intends to apologize to David Jones, chairman of the Making Maine Great Again Political Action Committee, which distributed the signs to supporters.
FALMOUTH, Maine - I committed a crime this month, along with two of my friends. ... In the suburban, upper-middle-class part of Maine where I live, Republicans and Democrats live together mostly in harmony. ... Get Political Happy Hour in your inbox:.
Rep. Erik Jorgensen's opponent for the second time is James Azzola.
Maine Republican leaders moved swiftly Monday to condemn a House candidate from Saco who was charged the night before with felony aggravated assault.

Larry Lockman, R-Amherst, a co-founder of the conservative New England Opportunity Project who serves as the group's president, said Monday he plans to contest the assertion by the Maine Ethics Commission that the flier the group sent out is election ...
Biomass Magazine has previously reported the visit of Maine's Biomass Study Commission to major biomass generating sites in Maine (Bob Cleaves, Biomass Power Association, October column.) ... (Political footnote: Sen. Jackson has since run for Congress ...
The request from Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, came 15 days before the November election. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries ...
MILLINOCKET, Maine - Michael Madore and Tom Leet remember when this was called the "Magic City," an oasis of prosperity in the dense Maine woods. The magic and the paper mills that created it are gone, and the men disagree on which presidential ...
"I think it's an interesting economic development issue, because Maine is well positioned in forward movement for developing renewable energy," she said.
The commission, which discussed the case for about two hours on Thursday, voted twice against launching an investigation of the Progressive Maine PAC, which was set up by a national super-PAC called Progressive Kick. In August, Progressive Kick ...
Mitchell's comments came the same day that a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll found that 90 percent of Americans believe civility in politics is important, and 70 percent said the U.S. may lose its global prestige because of the uncivil tone of the ...
We support Jim Torbert for House District 88 because he has real political skills. We mean "political skills" in the positive sense that the term used to embody and in a way that is so sadly lacking in what passes for policy debate at all levels of ...
Attorney General Janet Mills rejected suggestions that the timing of her statement last week was politically motivated. "I wish [proponents of Question 1] had talked to me before they drafted it," Mills said after speaking at an anti-Trump rally ...
I was able to watch all of these events live, unfiltered and in their full context because so many of Maine's political reporters are now using live-streaming video apps like facebook's Live Video and twitter's Periscope as part of their daily ...

But even though Maine's political parties have been in decline for decades, they still have an outsized influence on the process.
Hilliard, who is the owner and president of a company that operates Subway sandwich shops across central and coastal Maine, said he's spent more than 35 years creating hundreds of jobs in Maine and other states. He said he'll continue to fight for job ...
FORT KENT, Maine - In rural northern Maine, October is usually dominated by the potato harvest, but 2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional district: Life in a national political battleground.
Mitchell told the crowd gathered Thursday for the Maine Council of Churches event that politics in this country have always been divisive, but never as much as right now.
First lady Michelle Obama waves to supporters as she arrives on stage prior to speaking during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Phoenix.
Proposition could boost election chances for third-party candidates in some cases.
PORTLAND, Maine - A survey done for Colby College and the Boston Globe shows a growing, bi-partisan desire for compromise on political issues. Dan Shea, a professor of government at Colby's Goldfarb Center, says the most recent poll results show a ...
Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin, president of the Maine Town and City Clerks' Association, said accusations of a rigged election are false and unfathomable.
Mitchell's comments came the same day that a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll found that 90 percent of Americans believe civility in politics is important, and 70 percent said the U.S. may lose its global prestige because of the uncivil tone of the ...
The Waterville native and former Senate majority leader discusses ways to help make politics more civil at an event hosted by the Maine Council of Churches.
Gamblers with a penchant for politics are betting that Maine voters will approve ballot questions to hike the minimum wage and legalize marijuana.
Trump's got 179 electoral votes either solidly or leaning his way. The remaining true battleground contests are in Arizona, Ohio, North Carolina, Utah, Maine's 2nd Congressional district, and the 2nd Congressional District in Nebraska. That leaves a ...
We support Jim Torbert for House District 88 because he has real political skills. We mean "political skills" in the positive sense that the term used to embody and in a way that is so sadly lacking in what passes for policy debate at all levels of ...
A billboard about 10 miles south of the U.S. border advertises the Trump Ocean Resort Baja. A developer of the Tijuana, Mexico, resort agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 190 buyers who lost $22 million in deposits after the ...
BANGOR, Maine (BDN) -- The Maine attorney general said Saturday that her recent declaration that the state's marijuana referendum, if passed, would let children use the drug legally was based on extensive research.
I was able to watch all of these events live, unfiltered and in their full context because so many of Maine's political reporters are now using live-streaming video apps like facebook's Live Video and twitter's Periscope as part of their daily ...
But even though Maine's political parties have been in decline for decades, they still have an outsized influence on the process.
Hilliard, who is the owner and president of a company that operates Subway sandwich shops across central and coastal Maine, said he's spent more than 35 years creating hundreds of jobs in Maine and other states. He said he'll continue to fight for job ...
FORT KENT, Maine - In rural northern Maine, October is usually dominated by the potato harvest, but 2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional district: Life in a national political battleground.
AUBURN, Maine - Blasting a ballot measure that would hike Maine's minimum wage, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that two proponents of the increase - Ben Chin and Mike Tipping of the Maine People's Alliance - "should be thrown in jail for what ...
Paul LePage speaks at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Lepage said Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, that he meant to use the word "authoritative" - not "authoritarian" - to describe GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
... and voters would never have to choose between the "lesser of two evils" or feel like their votes were "wasted." As a businessman, what is most intriguing to me is how Question 5 can help improve the political process, which is necessary to growing ...
"The governor has done all he can to make the legislative elections a referendum on himself and his policy positions," said Jim Melcher, a political scientist at the University of Maine at Farmington. "So more than usual, what people do in Maine has a ...
Wiley John L. Martin, Democrat of Eagle Lake - who, with a half-century of lawmaking under his belt, is now the longest-serving legislator in Maine history - fretted in a recent guest column in the Portland Press Herald that a sportsman wouldn't be ...
WASHINGTON - Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the government ...
It is a poorly concealed attempt at gun control financed by a New York billionaire to change Maine law that has been in effect since we became a state.
We have a lot to decide this November. In addition to the incredibly important and loud presidential election, we will vote on a record five referenda in Maine. The last of these questions, an election reform, would change the way we vote in the future ...
In Nebraska, there are three Congressional Districts, meaning two votes go to a statewide winner and the three districts each award one electoral vote.
A Maine ballot initiative could pave the way for a statewide election system known as ranked choice voting that its backers hope would serve as a national model ...
He joined the Army National Guard as a military police officer at age 17, and said that it was during his service in a protective detail to high-ranking military officials that he took an interest in Maine politics. Coffin served in the military for ...
Here's a report from Andrew Douglas, published last year by The Center for Voting and democracy: "Ranked-choice voting (RCV) has been associated with a range of civic benefits, but in the context of the polarized politics of the United States its ...
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has signed on to a legal complaint by 21 states against new overtime rules proposed by the U.S.
TOPSHAM - Democratic leaders in Maine's Senate and House of Representatives unveiled their vision for making the state a more attractive place for young ...


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