Friday, March 7, 2014
Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine today were the only two Republicans to vote for a Democratic proposal to scale back taxpayer subsidies for major oil companies.
The proposal gained 51 votes, falling short of the 60 needed for passage - and several Democrats from oil-producing states also voted against the measure.
The votes by Collins and Snowe were not unexpected. Both Maine Republicans have been critical of the tax breaks for major oil companies.Tweet
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
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