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Democrats Increase ATV Registration Fees

June 10, 2013

AUGUSTA - Over Republican objections, the Maine House of Representatives on Monday enacted LD 911, a bill to increase all-terrain vehicle (ATV) registration fees by $5. The fee hike bill, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Briggs (D-Mexico), had received a divided 8-5 endorsement from the legislature's Inland...

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Augusta Rep. Pouliot's Financial Literacy Bill Receives Unanimous Support of Maine House

June 6, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives Thursday morning unanimously accepted an "Ought to Pass" recommendation from the legislature's Education Committee on Augusta Rep. Matthew Pouliot's bill to include financial literacy in state public high school curriculums.

"This is the primary...

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Military Recruiter Bills Spark Fiery Debate in Maine House

June 4, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House on Tuesday took up two bills concerning military recruiters in public schools. The first, LD 1502, requires that public high schools allow recruiters to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to students who elect to take it. Under the bill, recr...

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Maine Apportionment Commission Unanimously Approves House, County Maps

May 31, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine Apportionment Commission met Friday morning at 9:00 in Legislative Council Chambers and voted unanimously to approve new boundaries for the electoral districts that make up the Maine House of Representatives and each of Maine's county governments. The commission voted unanimousl...

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Feds Confirm Welfare Expansion Proposal a Bad Deal for Maine

May 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - The federal government confirmed in a recent letter to the LePage Administration that Maine will be on the hook for welfare expansion, which Maine's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) says will cost the state $75 million per year over the long term.

"This comes as no s...

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House Defeats Measure to Infringe Mainers' Right to Bear Arms

May 29, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House Wednesday took its initial vote on LD 223, a bill sponsored by Rep. Timothy Marks (D-Pittston) to forbid law-abiding 18-20 year old Mainers from carrying a concealed handgun for self-protection. Lawmakers rejected the Majority "Ought to Pass" report, 40-102. The majority of the...

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