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Trump taps Maine official to be in charge of Medicaid

Oct. 15, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday. Mary Mayhew's role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for Medicaid and the CHIP...

Paper company to invest in Maine, Wisconsin mills

Oct. 9, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A paper company says it's investing $300 million into its Wisconsin and Maine mills over the next two years. Hong Kong-based Nine Dragons Paper said in a Monday press release that its U.S.-based subsidiary ND Paper will spend $111 million at the Maine mills. Republican Gov. Paul...

Democrats lining up to consider challenging Collins in 2020

Oct. 9, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Kavanaugh vote reshapes Maine senator's political future

Oct. 8, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Bridge bears name of deputy killed in the line of duty

Oct. 7, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NORRIDEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A bridge over Maine's Kennebec River now bears the name of a deputy killed in the line of duty. The dedication of the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Bridge was held Sunday in the deputy's hometown, Norridgewock, on what would've been his 62nd birthday. Cole was shot and killed...

Maine liberals vow to fight Collins after Kavanaugh decision

Oct. 5, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Friday she'll vote yes on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, putting him on track for approval and dealing a blow to opponents who have flooded her office with last-minute phone calls urging her to reject him. Collins, a moderate Republican who...

LePage wind commission meets without advance public notice

Oct. 5, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's office says a secretive commission investigating the wind industry's impact has begun its work. LePage's spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz said Thursday evening the commission LePage launched in January met for the first time Thursday. Rabinowitz says the...

Maine candidates aim for civility after firebrand governor

Oct. 4, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year tenure marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald...

Provocative remarks by Maine's governor over the years

Oct. 4, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. But the four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump...

Maine's next governor could face $504 million spending gap

Oct. 3, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's next governor could face a half-a-billion dollar spending gap. Maine estimates revenues won't cover $504 million in potential spending between mid-2019 and mid-2021. Lawmakers and Republican Gov. Paul LePage's successor will ultimately make spending decisions. LePage entered...