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Both Maine Senators Say They Will Vote 'No' on Latest GOP Health Care Bill | Maine Public

The latest attempt by the US Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed to garner support from Maine’s senators. Though the bill does eliminate some unpopular provisions from earlier versions, the changes aren’t enough to gain traction with Senators Collins and King, and Maine health providers. 120 more words

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Maine’s decades-old billboard, signs laws under attack | Portland Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Maine’s pioneering law banning highway billboards, enacted in 1977, is under siege at the State House.

Lawmakers there are lining up behind nine bills that would grant variances to state sign regulations for individual businesses and attractions. 97 more words

After Election Day, lawmakers treated the will of Maine voters as silly suggestions. Do our representatives really represent us anymore? WTF?

AUGUSTA — The will of the people took a beating at the State House this year.

Laws approved at the ballot box were discarded or altered in the session that just ended, actions that lawmakers defend but which may have political repercussions. 113 more words

Maine governor suggests he makes up stories to mislead media | The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage lashed out at the media for reporting he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he sometimes concocts stories to mislead reporters. 220 more words

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Sen. Susan Collins Will Vote No On Health Care Bill: Her announcement is a significant blow to Senate Republicans | Huffington Post

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Monday she would not vote for the Senate’s controversial health care bill, despite urging from fellow Republicans to pass the legislation as soon as this week. 142 more words

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On Moderates

Hamilton Nolan writes for Gizmodo Media Group. He writes a lot, and in some sense, every post of his hits the same key talking points: Don’t play nice with political opponents simply for the sake of playing nice; don’t trust entrenched interests; and unionize. 965 more words

Actual Writing

The Cauldron

The spring that never was, at least that’s the prediction as of late from the weather prophets. As we dream of warm spring air and fear it may never again appear through the snow drifts, the maple sugar industry is just wishing the sap would run. 382 more words