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  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area and resort was caused by a broken drive shaft on a gearbox that allowed the lift to move in reverse and by the failure of a brake system with a design flaw, officials said Wednesday. A team of engineers and a state inspector released the findings of a preliminary review and...

  • Connecticut lags much of the US in personal income growth Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Connecticut's 3 percent rise from 2013 to 2014 also lagged other New England states except Maine, where it increased by 2.9 percent. Connecticut has been vexed by unemployment persistently higher than joblessness nationwide. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was 6.3 percent in January, the most recent month available, while nationally it was 5.7 percent.

  • Legislator looks to cap scallop harvest as fishery grows Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— A state legislator wants to put a cap on the amount of Maine scallops that fisherman can harvest, even as the rebounding fishery is growing in volume and value a decade after crashing. The plan has sent waves through Maine's scallop industry, where harvesters wonder what the proposed restrictions would mean for catch and dealers speculate what...

  • LAKE PLACID, N.Y.— One of the three remaining Howard Johnson's restaurants still in business has been sold and will close after a nearly 60- year run in a New York village. Mike Butler, owner of the HoJo's in Lake Placid, says his family-run eatery was purchased by local restaurant owners who plan to move their business to the property after the Howard Johnson's...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state's food stamp program since Republican Gov. That number has dropped to 2,680 this month, David Sorensen, spokesman for the Department of Health and Services, told The Associated Press. "Northern Washington County really has never come out of the recession, so there aren't economic...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine residents who are campaigning for their state to legalize marijuana say they have filed their proposal for a statewide ballot question. The group calls itself The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and it's an effort of the Washington, D.C.- based Marijuana Policy Project. The campaign submitted its initiative Tuesday to state...

  • CMP sets final structure in $1.4B power grid upgrade Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:23 PM ET

    WINDSOR, Maine— Central Maine Power has set the final transmission pole needed to complete a $1.4 billion power grid upgrade. The company celebrated the milestone reached Monday when workers raised the 101- foot tall pole in Windsor. More than 5,000 structures have been installed between Orrington and Elliot since work on the Maine Power Reliability Program...

  • Declining to participate in the settlement fund are World Fuel Services Corp., which owned the oil shipment, and Canadian Pacific Railroad, which transported the oil to Montreal. Much of downtown Lac Megantic was destroyed by a raging fire after the unattended Montreal, Maine& Atlantic train with 72 oil tankers derailed in the middle of the night.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's tourism website was inaccessible for less than an hour Monday due to a cyberattack against an outside server. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development says the company that hosts visitnh.gov experienced a "distributed denial of service" attack on servers at one of its datacenters. Maine's government website was also...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Efforts to raise Maine's minimum wage were met with resistance Monday from Republican Gov. But the measures face a steep climb in the Legislature, where Republicans now hold control of the Senate. Tom Saviello would have the Legislature study the issue.

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • The Washington, D.C.- based Marijuana Policy Project, the largest group in the country dedicated solely to reforming marijuana laws and a key player in Colorado's successful legalization effort, is leading one charge. But Legalize Maine is framing Marijuana Policy Project as an out-of-state interloper, and organizers for Legalize Maine said their proposal...

  • Sen. King highlights new solar power system Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    The independent senator attended the unveiling of the new solar project at the Maine Audubon Society's headquarters in Falmouth on Friday. His office says the 42 kilowatt project is the largest array of solar panels ever installed by a Maine conservation organization. King says this project should be a model for others across Maine and the country.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The health of the Atlantic herring— a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions— is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said. The New England Fisheries Management Council is working on an amendment to the...

  • Slot machine gambling down at Maine's 2 casinos Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    OXFORD, Maine— Slot machine gambling was down $15 million at the Oxford Casino in 2014 while the Hollywood Casino in Bangor saw a $10 million drop, but the state's top gambling regulator says he's not surprised and both casinos are making money. Figures from the Maine Gambling Control Board's annual report show players wagered $662 million at Oxford and $459.6...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Democrats' support is softening for Hillary Clinton, their party's presumed 2016 presidential front-runner, with many favoring an independent review of her personal email use when she was secretary of state. Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45...

  • Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll. Clinton, who ran for the White House in 2008 and lost to Obama, is expected to announce as early as April that she plans to seek the White House...

  • Mayors lobby for infrastructure funding, revenue sharing Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— A coalition of mayors gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to press lawmakers to approve measures to support infrastructure projects and improved Internet broadband service while preventing Republican Gov. The Mayors' Coalition— which is made up of a dozen communities, including Portland, Augusta and Bangor— is supporting several...

  • Truck hauling 30,000 pounds of lobster overturns in Maine Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    BENTON, Maine— Authorities say a tractor-trailer hauling 30,000 pounds of live Canadian lobster has overturned on an interstate in Maine. Maine state troopers say truck driver Horst Puff, of Greenfield, Nova Scotia, reported that he swerved early Wednesday to avoid striking a car that had spun out in front of him on snowy Interstate 95 in Benton.