Maine Legislature Approves New Broadband Agency

Legislators approved the creation of a new public authority to coordinate investing tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for broadband infrastructure in Maine. Both houses of the Legislature passed L.D. 1484, establishing the Maine Connectivity Authority...

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Maine House Supports CMP, Versant Power takeover bid

Legislation that would ask Maine voters to buy out the state’s major utilities and put the electric grid in control of an elected board initially cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday, though it still faces a potential veto from Gov. Janet Mills, who has...

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A Legislative Bill to End At-Will Employment Fails

An effort to end at-will employment in Maine failed in the House of Representatives on Thursday, although a narrow majority of the Democratic-led chamber approved an alternate version that would study the issue. The proposal from Rep. Mike Sylvester, D-Portland, would...

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Maine House supports limiting foreign election spending

The Maine House of Representatives advanced a bill Wednesday to bar foreign government-owned companies from spending on state ballot questions after a Canadian energy company dumped millions into the Central Maine Power corridor referendum fight last year. The bill —...

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