Bills would boost Meals on Wheels program

About 400 Maine seniors are on a wait list for Meals on Wheels, and a pair of bills would boost state funding for the program
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Maine governor faces higher-than-expected inauguration costs

Maine's new Democratic governor is facing higher-than-expected costs for her inauguration
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Long odds for GOP push against left 'extremism' in schools

A Republican's push to quash the "left-wing extremism" in Maine classrooms faces steep odds in the state's Democratic controlled Legislature
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On top of budget, Mills seeks policy shifts on opioid crisis

Lawmakers have started to work on a relatively smaller spending proposal from Maine's new Democratic governor before they begin considering her $8 billion, two-
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Maine psychiatric hospital deemed compliant for Medicare

Maine officials say the state psychiatric hospital was found to be in "substantial compliance" for participation with Medicare after a federal review
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Maine's governor joins fellow chief executives in DC

Maine's governor says she looks forward to meeting with fellow governors _ and going to the White House
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5 Maine hospitals among 25 nationwide receiving federal help

Five Maine rural hospitals are among 25 vulnerable hospitals nationwide getting help from a new federal program
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Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show that the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned b
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Bill to enshrine Obamacare protections passes committee

A bill to enshrine former President Obama's health coverage protections into Maine law has passed a legislative committee
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Report: Dropped calls plague child welfare system

A new report on Maine's child welfare system finds it's plagued by insufficient training and poor technology that leads to dropped and abandoned calls
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Public can comment on future of tax breaks

Maine lawmakers are asking the public to weigh in on a report calling for a new look at tax breaks for businesses in the state
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Temperature soars to new record in Portland, Maine

The temperature has soared to 62 degrees, smashing the record for the date in Maine's largest city
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Maine sees many welfare fraud claims but few prosecutions

Maine receives hundreds of welfare fraud allegations a year, but just a fraction typically ends up being prosecuted
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Bill to let fishermen off lobster wait list gets hearing

Lawmakers start considering a proposal to grant lobster licenses to dozens of people who have been on the waiting list for years
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Maine Senate confirms 5 more of governor's nominees

Maine lawmakers have confirmed five of the new governor's remaining cabinet nominees
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Rory McIlroy launches program for fans who love to play golf

Golf Notes: Rory McIlroy launches direct-to-consumer program; Phil Mickelson more realistic about big milestone
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McIlroy launches program for fans who love to play golf

Golf Notes: McIlroy launches direct-to-consumer program; Mickelson more realistic about big milestone
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Maine sees many welfare fraud claims, but few prosecutions

Maine receives hundreds of welfare fraud allegations a year, but just a fraction typically ends up being prosecuted
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Lawmakers hear testimony on proposal to ban 'obscene' books

Lawmakers heard hours of testimony on obscenity and censorship as they consider a proposal to require teachers to notify parents before using books with sexuall
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Bill to let fishermen off lobster wait list up for hearing

A proposal to let dozens of people off Maine's lobster license waiting list is up for a public hearing in the state's capital city
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Bill would end consent decree on mental health services

The court master who oversees whether Maine is providing mental services in line with a decades-old consent decree is preparing legislation to end it
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Maine CDC's public health alerts are going online

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is putting its public health alerts online
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GOP committee members oppose Maine public safety choice

Republicans on a joint committee of the Maine Legislature are opposing the nominee of Democratic Gov. Jane Mills to become the state's next commissioner of publ
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Winter is the best time to test for radon, Maine CDC says

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on state residents to have their homes tested for radon
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