The settlement is the start of what could be the largest penalty the government has extracted from a company for actions related to the collapse.
The group wants to build contacts and promote Maine as a place to study and invest, the governor’s office said.
The lawsuit accuses Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity of paying the rooms and meals tax on a special wholesale rate rather than on the price they charge customers.
A state officials says regulators worry about ‘over-reporting’ spills so 'the public is ... not overwhelmed by little incidents.'
Mercy Hospital keeps its ‘A’ grade while Maine Medical Center stays at ‘B.’
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