Such a move – “majority budget” in Augusta-speak – is rare, but it happened as recently as 2021. And it could happen next week.
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A proposal from state Sen. Joe Baldacci would create a $5 million student loan forgiveness program for municipal and county law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical dispatchers and public health workers. It would also dedicate another $5 million to provide no-interest home loans to those workers.
The project is expected to generate more than $100 million in private sector investment and create at least 160 jobs.
Housing first can mean providing permanent housing without restrictions, such as sobriety requirements. It also often involves offering mental health counseling to residents to help them stay housed.
Maine's top judge told lawmakers on Thursday that a court backlog, increasingly complicated cases and a lack of defense attorneys is putting a huge strain on the judicial branch.
Under legislation from Maine House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham, the state would divert $500,000 a year through 2030 to support the lobster industry's legal defense. The funds would be paid for through existing surcharges on lobster licenses.
Green burials are growing in popularity in New England and nationwide as more people consider their carbon footprint in their daily lives – and long after they’re gone.
Maine residents are installing more heat pumps and solar panels — one major challenge in building the state's clean energy workforce is how long it will take to train everyone.
Even with today's technological advances, hand measurements by volunteer observers are still the most efficient, cost-effective way to collect day-to-day weather data.
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World Athletics Council said they prioritize fairness and the integrity of female track and field competitions, rather than inclusion. The ruling could hinder several Olympic medalists.
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