Maine Insights

Issue 40: LePage hold’s Maine back without innovation bonds and healthcare

ISSUE 40: LePage continues to hold Maine’s economy back without innovation bonds and healthcare

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Rep. Seth Berry: Maine needs small business and innovation bond package -

Sen. Haskell’s law protects businesses from false patent claims

A bill sponsored by Assistant Senate Majority Leader Anne Haskell to make it harder for “patent trolls” to harass and extort money from Maine businesses has been signed into law by Governor Paul LePage.

“These scammers are a drain on honest businesses and the Maine economy,” said Senator Haskell. “This new law will discourage fraud while still protecting honest patent holders.”

Portland, Maine makes Baxter Boulevard a car-free oasis on Sundays from May 4 – November 9

Maine's Portland City Hall during the holidays,  photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine’s Portland City Hall during the holidays, photo by Ramona du Houx

LePage’s veto spree hurts people, the environment, education, jobs and Maine’s quality of life

Maine State Capitol. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine State Capitol. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine’s local food hub bill vetoed in Gov. LePage’s veto spree

Maine State Capitol. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine State Capitol. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Rep. Seth Berry: Maine needs small business and innovation bond package

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Nouveau Cirque Theater comes to Maine with Bowdoin College’s Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was Maine's first Nouveau Cirque play. photo by Ramona du Houx

Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo was Maine’s first Nouveau Cirque play. photo by Ramona du Houx

Rep. Fowle’s Maine veterans court bill heads to governor’s desk

The Maine Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a bill to support and expand Kennebec County’s successful Veterans Treatment Court program. With unanimous votes in both the House and the Senate, the measure now goes to Gov. Paul LePage for his signature.

Maine youth mental health gap coverage bill to smooth transition to independence goes to governor

A bill to provide continuity of mental health support for young people after they graduate from high school passed in the Legislature.

Maine to get $600,000 to help increase value of crops grown in the state

1044461_637727639590596_2065773848_n1Maine will get $600,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grants, a 50 percent increase over the previous year’s funding.