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  • Published
    July 26, 2010

    On Maine Politics: Tax reform backers spent more money, but lost anyway

    Groups hoping to maintain the tax reform law enacted by the Legislature outspent the groups that successfully campaigned for its repeal. The controversial measure would have lowered the state income tax for most Mainers from 8.5 percent to 6.5 percent by expanding the 5 percent state sales tax to previously untaxed items and by increasing […]

  • Published
    July 25, 2010

    LePage conducts whistle-stop tour along midcoast

    Crowds turn out to greet the Republican candidate for governor and to hear his conservative message.

  • Published
    July 24, 2010

    Lack of climate-change bill disappoints Maine senators

    Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins fault Democratic leadership for not endorsing legislation for change.

  • Published
    July 21, 2010

    Candidates report primary spending

    AUGUSTA – Les Otten, who finished second in the Republican gubernatorial primary in June, led all candidates in spending. Otten, however, who spent at least $2.3 million on his campaign, topped the field by far. Bruce Poliquin, another Republican, spent about $1.14 million, the next-highest amount for the race He made about $800,000 in cash […]

  • Published
    July 20, 2010

    Scontras downplays Pingree’s big money edge

    Pingree has a whopping lead in fundraising, but her GOP opponent cites his ‘debt truck’ message.

  • Published
    July 14, 2010

    Senators: Reform bill a good place to start

    While the financial reform bill is not perfect, Sens. Snowe and Collins say they will join Democrats in supporting it.

  • Published
    July 14, 2010

    Health law funds help Dirigo add enrollees

    The federal money will pay to provide coverage for about 900 people with pre-existing conditions.