Foreclosures in Maine surge to record level
New figures show the state is faring worse than national averages during the mortgage crisis.
Snowe, Collins OK bill for tougher toy standards
The White House, though, is critical of a provision to establish a public database for complaints.
House acts against human trafficking
The bill would protect victims from being deported before they have a chance to testify.
Column: Nomination not all that's contested
M.D. HarmonAs in most elections, it's easy to confuse polls with votes
Thinking that a survey in March can tell us what will happen in November is too much to swallow.
ANOTHER VIEW: Letting in-state illegal aliens get licenses a shameful act
It is also shameful that the newspaper supports it, and that voters could allow it.
Stewart BakerRejecting Real ID a costly move
Coast, country to lose education aid
AUGUSTA, Maine - Preliminary estimates for state education subsidies released by the Department of Education last week create winners and losers in school districts across Maine.
Official, lawmakers discuss regulating denturists, hygienists
A state official told lawmakers in
Connors says budget debate needs attitude adjustment
Allen, Collins trade barbs as campaign heats up
Though the general election is eight months away, the two main contenders in Maine’s U.S. Senate race are not waiting until the weather warms up to start criticizing each other.
Baldacci: More budget cuts down the road
Maine's tax poll
Friday, March 07, 2008
The poll released by Market Decisions this week showing that 80 percent of Mainers oppose expanding taxes and fees even temporarily to cover the state budget gap is being waved like a banner by those who believe state government is bloated.
Editorial: Vote this way...or not
Friday, March 07, 2008
A column in the March 3 issue of Time magazine by managing editor Rick Stengel argues that newspapers should drop their long-standing policies of endorsing candidates for elected office.
Richard C. McDonald: Breathe new life into MCA
Since 1986, when Yo Yo Ma and Isaac Stern performed for the inaugural celebration, the Maine Center for the Arts has proved itself as the cornerstone for the arts in eastern, northern and central Maine.
David Trahan: School funding gimmick courts disaster
Over the last four years, rural
AUGUSTA FLOOD WATCH BEGINS: Above-average snowpack fuels concern for next two months
Most finding Maine Revenue Services walk-in service center
AUGUSTA -- With about six weeks to go until the tax-filing deadline, most residents seeking face-to-face help with their state forms have managed to find the new home of the walk-in service center for the Maine Revenue Services.
Bicycle Coalition of Maine director to head Thunderhead Alliance
AUGUSTA -- Jeffrey Miller, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Thunderhead Alliance, a group comprised of North American bicycle and pedestrian-advocacy organizations.
Editorial: Budget cuts painful, but unavoidable
That's the general attitude around the Statehouse, where Gov. John Baldacci released details this week of his plan to cut an additional $95 million from the state budget.
Column: Bush's fiscal priorities run counter to Maine's
One third of
Column: Democratic superdelegates must answer 2 key questions
The race for the Democratic nomination got a lot more interesting this week. Hillary Clinton's victories in
LTE: Demand accountability from Bush now
No doubt Bush's most compliant senator, Susan Collins, will strongly support this ominous weapons influx into the
Some lawmakers want to force out Pan Am Railways
AUGUSTA (AP) - Some Maine lawmakers want to force Pan Am Railways to sell its lines in
Real ID Act may mean travel woes for Mainers
AUGUSTA - As the implementation deadline of the Real ID Act gets closer, Mainers find themselves caught between principle and convenience.
By a fairly sizeable margin, the Maine House has given preliminary approval to an education bill designed to fix some major financial flaws in the original school consolidation law. The amended version of the bill mirrors legislation passed last month in the Senate. And it provides more options to local planning committees who want to retain some local control. As A.J. Higgins reports, LD 1932 could ultimately be on a collision course with Governor John Baldacci who wants all of the amendments stripped from the bill.
A legal showdown is looming over budget cuts proposed for
It's not just your imagination, there is more snow on the ground than normal, a lot more. And with warmer temperatures around the corner, along with the chance for rain and snowmelt, the combination can create the kind of conditions that the state's River Flow Advisory Commission worries about. And as Murray Carpenter reports, the group met today to consider spring flooding potential.
Where will victims go? Agency may close The staff at Caring Unlimited, a domestic violence program serving
State may slash special ed funds
Maine Education Association - Mills in Nasty Divorce Battle
They fought over money, and that appears to have been the final straw for Mr. Crouse. Well, that and a break-up note he sent to Senator Mills