Summit Natural Gas withdraws Mid Coast pipeline plan

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is withdrawing plans for a $90 million expansion of service into Maine’s Midcoast region, after facing opposition from environmental activists and a lack of community consensus. The company had announced the expansion project less than a...

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Increasing Taxes on High Income Earners and Corporations

A coalition of low-income advocates and service providers are calling for an increase in taxes on Maine high income earners and large corporations to fund investments in the social services. The coalition is pushing for a number of tax changes that include rolling...

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Maine Senate confirms nomination of DEP commissioner

The Maine Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed the nomination of acting Environmental Protection Commissioner Melanie Loyzim, who is taking the job on a permanent basis. The confirmation was one of more than 50 nominations considered, for posts ranging from the...

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Maine joins national offshore wind research consortium

Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) announced that Maine has joined the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), a non-profit public-private alliance that is dedicated to responsible, cost-effective offshore wind energy and technology research...

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Governor Mills Virtual Budget Address

Governor Janet Mills delivered her State of the Budget Address on Tuesday evening. Governor Janet Mills announced that her Administration is focused on health care, education, and the Maine economy, saying that her budget proposals maintain stability in these areas...

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