Maine Delegation and Governor Mills Respond to Suspension of Lobster Fishery Certification by Marine Stewardship Council

“Activists with an axe to grind have weaponized the court system and the Endangered Species Act,” say the Maine Congressional Delegation and Governor Mills in a statement…

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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $182 Million Contract Awarded to Bath Iron Works

This funding is a cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for planning yard services. The work will be performed in Bath and is expected to be completed by……

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Maine Delegation Blasts Inconsistencies of NOAA’s Vessel Strike Rule that Treats Lobster Industry Unequally

“this rule imposes different requirements on vessel traffic than it does commercial fisheries,” the Maine Delegation wrote.  “Through this proposed rule, it is clear that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is holding Maine’s lobster industry to a much more stringent standard than other sectors……

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Mainstream Outlets Mute on Mills’ Attempts to Violate First Amendment

On October 6, 2021, The Maine Wire learned that the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) had decided to kick its journalist, Katherine Revello, out of its weekly COVID-19 press briefings. It also removed journalists who work for the Maine Beacon, a website operated by the Maine People’s Alliance.…

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Letter Reveals Mills Sought White List for Maine Media in Bid to Block Critical Coverage

Gov. Janet Mills sought the creation of a novel credentialing system for journalists last October in a bid to exclude certain media outlets from covering official state briefings and press conferences.…

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Talbot Ross set to become next Maine House speaker in historic win

Talbot Ross, who has led the Maine NAACP and served as Portland’s director of equal opportunity and multicultural affairs, was first elected to the Maine House in 2016.…

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Brakey’s win in state Senate race confirmed by recount

The recount trimmed 16 votes off Brakey’s tally while adding two votes to the total for Democrat Bettyann Sheats.  But Brakey won by a 146-vote margin out of…
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Recounts slated for two Auburn legislative races and one in Windham

Voters from three close legislative races around the state, two of them focused on Auburn, will be recounted next week to determine for certain who won.…

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RCV tabulation delayed after corrupt ballots

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced a little after 6 p.m. that the two memory sticks which had recorded more than 17,000 ballots from Bangor, Hampden and Anson were corrupt.…

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Ballot error delays outcome for CD-2 race

A last-minute glitch resulted in a delay in ballot tabulations for the second congressional district race between U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, and challenger, former U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine……

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The Race for Maine House Minority Leader Has Begun

Right now, four Reps have thrown their hats in the ring: Billy Bob Faulkingham, Laurel Libby, Mike Lemelin, and Josh Morris.  Faulkingham, a lobsterman from Winter Harbor……

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Gov. Janet Mills State of the State Address Feb 10, 2022

Below is the full transcript for Governor Janet Mill’s State of the State Address from February 10th 2022.  A transcript can also be downloaded HERE

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Maine Delegation Presses Dept. of Transportation to Help Alleviate Bus Driver Shortage

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the delegation called for the agency to delay or temporarily waive certain training and certification requirements that could keep prospective bus drivers from quickly filling open jobs.
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Golden Votes to Pass New Legislation to Automatically Enroll Eligible Veterans in VA Health Care

This bipartisan bill would automatically enroll eligible veterans for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following the end of their military service…

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After Senate Vote to Alter Filibuster Falls Short, King Says It Is Time to “Pick Ourselves Up and Keep Fighting”

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) voted to adjust the Senate’s procedures to defend the democratic process and voting rights after a GOP filibuster blocked key voting rights bill…

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Mills Deploys National Guard to 16 Health Care Facilities

On Jan. 20th 169 National Guard members will be deployed to Maine health care facilities to assist with Covid-19 hospitalizations.…

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Senator Collins Announces $35 Million in LIHEAP Funding for Maine

The State of Maine has been awarded a total of $35,028,729 through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides funding to help low-income households pay their energy bills.…

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Maine Delegation and Governor Mills Urge Commerce Secretary to Rescind Right Whale Rule and Protect Lobster Fishery

NMFS’ flawed and unfair rule would jeopardize livelihoods of lobstermen and women without meaningfully protecting whales…

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Pingree, Welch, Golden, Kuster Urge Danone to Reinstate Contracts with 89 Organic Dairy Farms across the Northeast

The group urged Danone and its subsidiary, Horizon Organic, to reconsider their decision to sever contracts in the northeast, and to instead prioritize the well-being of farms and surrounding communities – calling it “especially disappointing” that this decision came as they are pursuing status as a B Corp.…

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Senator Collins Announces Lewiston Selected as Finalist for $30 Million Choice Grant

U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that a proposal by Lewiston Housing Authority and the City of Lewiston has been selected as one of five finalists for an implementation grant through the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Program.…

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