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Democrat-controlled statehouses endorsing clean energy

Apr. 27, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Soon after taking office, Maine's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced renovation plans for the governor's mansion. She wanted to add solar panels. The move was seen as a rebuke to her predecessor, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration put a moratorium on new wind...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

Apr. 25, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy. Four...

APNewsBreak: Numbers of Maine lawmakers who went on to lobby

Apr. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — At least 14 Democrat and eight Republican lawmakers in Maine have gone on to register as paid lobbyists over the past three decades, a practice that is being targeted by a bill moving through the Legislature. The Maine House and Senate last week advanced a bill to ban future lawmakers...

Former governor pardoned at least 2 people without hearings

Apr. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The former governor of Maine pardoned two people in his last days in office without going through the traditional process of consulting the clemency board and holding a public hearing, according to the state's corrections department. Maine's Constitution says the governor has the sole...

Nebraska's Medicaid expansion could take another 18 months

Apr. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who qualify for voter-approved Medicaid expansion coverage will have to wait 18 months and may have to get a job if they want some benefits under a state proposal that drew immediate criticism Monday from supporters of the federal health care law. Officials with the...

APNewsBreak: Ex-governor pardoned late mentor's grandson

Mar. 27, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor's grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that detail pardons for crimes including drug trafficking, tax evasion and embezzlement of public funds. The...