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Ex-senator in Maine: Health care going from illness to wellness system

Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle told a Colby lecture series audience 'We can do this.'

Chelsea Clinton says she might someday seek office

She acknowledges that she’s always denied any interest in politics. But she says that was 'a visceral no.'

Maine Senate upholds LePage veto of solar rebate bill

The governor objected to the bill because it would’ve added 60 cents a year to residents’ electric bills.

Maine congressional candidates Cain, Poliquin close in fundraising

Cain, a Democrat, and Poliquin, a Republican, are well ahead of their opponents in the June 10 primary.

Mellencamp to candidate: I’m for unions

Conservartive Republican Gov. Scott Walker has used the liberal rocker's music at a campaign rallies.

Shenna Bellows gets boost from pro-choice EMILY’s List

The organization's fundraising messages will feature the Democratic candidate who is challenging Sen. Susan Collins.

Maine Legislature enacts $32 million budget fix

The proposal includes a provision to help hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers waiting for home- and community-based support services.

Cutler releases Maine tax reform plan

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s plan would reduce property taxes by up to 40 percent, and pay for it by expanding the sales tax.

Maine bill to halt virtual charter schools fails in House

The bill falls short of the two-thirds support that emergency measures, or bills that take effect immediately, need for final passage.

Maine House OKs bill to expand preschool programs

The bill now faces a final Senate vote before being sent to Gov. Paul LePage.

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