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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

Collins' aide: New Kavanaugh accusation 'lacks an accuser'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins says newly disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are not adding anything new to what's already been reported. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to unseat Collins...

Collins, Heinrich eye improvements to solar permitting

Sep. 14, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two U.S. senators from opposing parties are working on a proposal to streamline the permitting process for energy technologies such as rooftop solar and battery storage. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico are calling their plan the...

Bill to fund $25M for northern commission advances

Sep. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

A bill that provides $25 million for a commission that supports economic development projects in northern New England and New York is a step closer to approval. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said the panel on Friday advanced a bill containing the...

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The...

Democrats will try to block Trump's border wall maneuver

Sep. 10, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York...

Congress returns to McConnell's legislative 'graveyard'

Sep. 9, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an "expensive lunch club," Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues. The...

Aid coming to Maine to help communities hit by mill closures

Sep. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A federal-state partnership is providing more than $2 million to assist the forest products industry in Maine. The money's from the Northern Border Regional Commission, which supports rural and economically depressed communities in the Northeast. The largest grant's an award...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 6, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Layoff notice law in need of an upgrade The Connecticut Post Sept. 5 When a trio of Friendly's restaurants vanished from the Connecticut landscape in the spring, it was easier to notice than when most companies vanish or downsize. Chances are, you hadn't been to...