Maine lawmakers support mandating MaineCare pay for gender-affirming care

AP News| DP News Staff | June 20, 2023 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Both chambers of the Maine Legislature approved a bill requiring MaineCare to cover gender-affirming care, a policy that’s already in practice but is not required by law. The Senate voted 23-10 on Tuesday to advance the proposal. The House approved the bill […]

Officials say lithium-ion battery caused truck to explode in Augusta

CBS13 WGME | by Owen Kingsley | May 14, 2023 AUGUSTA (WGME) – Officials say a truck explosion outside the Blaine House in Augusta last week was caused by a lithium-ion battery failure. The battery was attached to a cordless drill in the back of the pickup parked on Chamberlain Street, according to the Maine […]

Republicans propose $400 million in tax relief for Maine taxpayers, focused toward low to middle-income earners | by DP News Staff | April 28, 2023 A two-year current services budget was already passed, leaving more than enough money to provide relief to Maine taxpayers without cutting any services or existing programs. AUGUSTA – Following news from Maine’s Revenue Forecasting Committee today, Legislative Republicans renewed their call for meaningful tax relief, especially […]

Maine Right To Life Urges “No” Vote on LD1619 on May 1st

Maine Right To Life | by Karen Vachon | April 28, 2023 The Mills administration has given Mainers a death sentence.  The Pro-Abortion legislature majority has the votes to radically change Maine’s already very permissive abortion laws. This is a matter of Life and Death. For the love of LIFE in Maine we need EVERYONE doing ANYTHING and […]

Maine governor’s 2-year budget tops $10 billion

AP News | by David Sharp | January 12, 2023 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday unveiled a $10.3 billion, two-year budget proposal that builds on her previous priorities without raising taxes or raiding the state’s reserves. The proposal, which represents $900 million in growth over the last budget, maintains the […]

Emergency Heating Assistance Bill Fails in Maine Senate

WAGM | by Corey Bouchard | December 7, 2022 AUGUSTA, Maine (WAGM) – Emergency Heating Assistance Legislation was struck down on the first day of the 131st Maine Legislature. The $447 Million Emergency legislation would have included $40 Million dollars to supplement the Home Energy Assistance program. $10 Million dollars for Maine Community Action Partnerships […]