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May,23,2022

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RACE FOR GOVERNOR
LePage was joined by dozens of supporters on Wednesday, as he submitted his nomination papers to be the first person to serve a third nonconsecutive term in the Blaine House.
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STATE BUDGET
The release of the supplemental budget proposal will kick off negotiations in the Legislature – a process complicated by election-year politics, with the governor's office and the entire Legislature up for grabs.
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STATE OF THE STATE
In her State of the State address Thursday, the governor touted progress the state has made in fighting the pandemic while sounding caution about the uncertainties that lie ahead.
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TRIBAL-STATE RELATIONS
There was near-unanimous support for L.D. 1626 among those giving testimony, while details of the governor's alternative plan emerged behind the scenes.
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EQUAL RIGHTS
House votes 80-57 in favor of proposal to add an equal rights amendment to Maine constitution, but falls short of two-thirds majority required to put the issue to voters.
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CAMPAIGN FUNDS
Gideon, a Democrat, lost to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 in a race that broke state fundraising records.
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RUSSIA TENSIONS
President Biden also starkly warns that an invasion could happen any day, based on developments on several fronts.
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CAPITOL RIOT
The House committee investigating the riot of Jan. 6, 2021 has sought a trove of data from the National Archives, including presidential records that Trump had fought to keep private.
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VACCINE MANDATES
Midterm elections are looming in the U.S., and some Republicans think standing with the disruptive protesters up north will galvanize fundraising and voter turnout at home, analysts say.
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CONGRESSIONAL STOCK TRADERS
Both parties are embracing a reform after some legislators were caught selling and buying stock after being warned of disruption from COVID-19.
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ASYLUM SEEKERS
The legislation, which comes as Portland sees an influx of asylum seekers, would shorten the waiting period for work eligibility to 30 days.
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