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Photos: Patience and pizza — Staying up late with the 126th Legislature

Lawmakers await the next action during the final regular session day of the 126th Legislature on April 17, 2014. BDN photo by Mario Moretto.

Last night was the last regular session day of the 126th Legislature. Lawmakers arrived early in the day prepared for a triple-session that started Thursday morning and lasted until about 1 a.m. Friday. While members of the House and Senate will return at least once to take up veto override votes, and could potentially be called […]

Is the third time a charm for LePage’s right-to-work proposal?

Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to create “Open for Business Zones” in Maine as a way to attract private investments and jobs encountered early opposition Monday when his bill, LD 1835, was presented to the Legislature. Though there was support for the concept of creating incentives for businesses that locate at two former military bases — […]

Raye, Poliquin attack each other on deadline day for campaign finance reports

Another campaign finance filing deadline for congressional candidates came and went on Friday, but perhaps more noteworthy than the totals (which are detailed below) were barbs traded between the two Republican candidates trying to win the primary for the open 2nd Congressional District seat. Former Maine Senate President Kevin Raye of Perry and former state […]

Would-be virtual charter school operator invites families to informational sessions

Families interested in sending their children to a virtual public charter school in Maine are invited to informational sessions being held this week by one of the organizations vying to become Maine’s first online schools. Maine Connections Academy, which plans to submit an application with the Maine Charter School Commission, kicks off its road show […]