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Referendum targeting foreign government influence approved

Dec. 01, 2022 16:23 PM EST

A proposed referendum aimed at restricting foreign government influence on Maine elections has enough signatures to appear on the 2023 ballot, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said Thursday. The proposal was spurred by the costliest referendum in state history — a proposal to stop...

Consumer-owned utility referendum certified for ballot

Nov. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The secretary of state's office has certified an adequate number of voter signatures for a referendum on a proposal to replace Maine’s privately owned electric utilities with a consumer-owned Pine Tree Power Company. The state certified 69,735 valid...

Maine Supreme Court upholds lease for $1B power line project

Nov. 29, 2022 16:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for a small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, a victory for developers who hope to complete the project. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine...

UK top court rules against Scottish independence vote plan

Nov. 23, 2022 09:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. The judgment is a setback for the Scottish government’s campaign to break away from the United Kingdom. ...

Arizona measure gives non-citizens in-state college tuition

Nov. 14, 2022 23:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress. The Associated Press...

FACT FOCUS: Did late night Michigan voting lines show fraud?

Nov. 11, 2022 18:10 PM EST

Michigan saw record turnout for a midterm election this week, with control of the governor’s office and referendums on abortion and voting rights in the balance. But with a heightened focus on voting problems and irregularities nationwide, Ann Arbor became a target for false...

Coyotes' proposed new arena in Tempe sent to public vote

Nov. 10, 2022 21:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed deal for the Arizona Coyotes' new arena will go to a public vote. The Tempe city council voted unanimously on Thursday night to send a proposed arena and entertainment district to referendum in May. The city council must approve a...

Montana Republicans dominate as Zinke, Rosendale prevail

Nov. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans tightened their control in Montana, picking up a newly created U.S. House seat in the midterm election as former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke narrowly captured the state’s western district and incumbent Matt Rosendale rolled over his opponents in the...

Montana voters reject 'born alive' abortion referendum

Nov. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana voters have rejected a legislative referendum that raised the prospect of criminal charges for health care providers unless they take “all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life” of an infant born alive, including after an attempted...

Arizona voters OK 2 initiatives, reject 1 ballot measure

Nov. 09, 2022 01:55 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters rejected one of three ballot measures that would take away some of their rights to pass their own laws and also approved the only two citizen initiatives that were up for a vote in the election that concluded on Tuesday. The other seven measures were...