City and business leaders laud its versatility and simplicity, but online communities and a local expert aren't impressed.
Despite unanimous passage in the Senate, the compromise plan faces another hurdle: price.
By insuring more people, the bill, still viable with an override of Gov. LePage's veto, could offset the escalating costs of free care, they say.
The Senate's rejection of further safeguards to existing legislation likely dooms the effort.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee said the moves, paid for by federal stimulus money, will help improve the state's economy and save money on gas.
The governor wants to support a UMaine offshore wind pilot project over that of a Norwegian company, but a sponsor says failure to pass the bill would undermine other energy initiatives as well.
The painting, which was stolen earlier this year, was more than 140 years old.
But Rep. Mark Dion, proponent of a tougher bill, vows to patiently pursue the cause.
Despite legislative support, Rep. Rebecca's Millett's alternative bill won't be veto-proof.
The Congressional Budget Office said deficits would fall by $197 billion across a decade, and by $700 billion in the following 10 years if the bill became law.
Proponents say Maine's dentist shortage is especially pronounced in rural areas.
This time, investigators are acting on information that the former Teamsters president is buried in a field in suburban Detroit.
The policy comes after a series of articles about the Department of Environmental Protection.
For the second time in less than a year, a Montreal mayor has stepped down amid corruption scandals in Canada's second-largest city.
The Thursday concerts, which start at 5 p.m., feature two to three local bands each week.
The agreements cover the head coach, two assistant coaches, athletic trainer and equipment manager.
Dana Wilson of Brewer was arrested a month after his induction.
The bill won't go anywhere in the Senate, but lays further groundwork for an ongoing legal battle that abortion foes hope will end up at the Supreme Court.
Michael Prieto is accused of persuading financially struggling people to turn their homes over to him temporarily, but then remortgaging the houses and defaulting on the loans.
After refusing the government's request to recall the Jeeps, Chrysler now says dealers will inspect the vehicles and upgrade the rear structure if needed to better handle low-speed crashes.
The group of world leaders also announces new goals to combat tax avoidance by multinational companies.
Harvard researchers found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of diesel particulates or mercury were twice as likely to have an autistic child compared with peers in low-pollution areas.
A hiker and kayaker, Kenneth Wilson, 77, had moved to Gray with his wife in 1995.
Kerry Hebert, then 56, was shot at close range on his own property last October following a confrontation involving a group of hunters.
The bill would have directed the state to study issues related to long-term care insurance, including ways to prevent unfair discrimination based on gender.
For Pentagon scientists the search for a fertilizer that doesn't explode has been a Holy Grail-like quest.
But the approved bill ignores a committee’s recommendation that rules be developed first.
It's a major breakthrough, but the Obama administration says the ultimate U.S.-Afghan goal is a full Taliban renouncement of al-Qaida.
In testimony, they defend the collection of telephone and Internet data as key to protecting the U.S. and its allies.
The slogan is part of a new branding system the city expects to roll out over the summer.
Construction increased in May for both single-family homes and apartments and condos.
The corridor will initially link Burlington and Montreal with more than 20 charging stations along the 138-mile route.
The measure, which would help fund the maintenance of trails, likely would be vetoed by Gov. LePage.
Authorities say the male victim was slapped and robbed of cash and a credit card, before bleach was thrown in his face.
Central Maine Healthcare seeks an expedited hearing and release of information on an Anthem-MaineHealth insurance plan that would be offered under the Affordable Care Act.
Prosecutors said 28-year-old Melissa Gutierrez of Merrimack left her two children in the tub with the water running in 2011.
Education secretaries in 21 states have endorsed the report, but some universities and education experts quickly assailed the review as incomplete and inaccurate.
'Because of his status he has the means and access to children, and that’s what makes him dangerous,' an FBI official says. “He preys on the most vulnerable children.'
John Martorano says he is a "nice guy" who was only trying to help his family and friends when he pumped bullets into victims while working with Bulger and his gang.
The nation's smoking rate generally has been falling for decades, but had seemed to stall at around 20 to 21 percent for about seven years.
'Product stewardship' regulations – even those with industry and bipartisan support – meet staunch resistance from, among others, a commissioner with former ties to corporate interests.
Mrs. Libby was recognized in March as the oldest resident at all of Avesta's 68 properties.
A surge in new-home permits and rising demand on the coast give builders in Maine more confidence than they've had in years, mirroring the national trend.
Passengers said the man started screaming about 9 hours into the 15-hour flight about being afraid of the FBI and fearing he was going to be killed.
Democratic leaders contemplate investigative action, while their Republican counterparts say Maine DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho was 'balancing the needs of our economy.'
Under wraps while lawyers vetted it, the new branding message 'will be distinctly Portland.'
Months of tension dissipate as six recalled councilors leave office and their replacements are sworn in.
The City Council's public hearing comes in response to a petition for legalized recreational marijuana.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the 2013 playoffs.
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The proposal, supported by local officials, would put 62 turbines in Somerset and Piscataquis counties.