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Roadblock for East-West Highway/Corridor passed by the Maine Legislature

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A bill intended to slow down, if not stop, the East-West highway and utility corridor proposed by Cianbro corporation executives has been passed by both houses of the Maine Legislature.

The original bill, LD 1168, would have prohibited the use of eminent domain for the development, operation, management, ownership, leasing or maintenance of a transportation facility as a public-private partnership project. It also would have prohibited the […]

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LePage action abrupt, hurtful to tribes

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The governor’s recission of the 2011 executive order that had put the state and Maine’s tribes on equal footing is disturbing. BY CARTER E. CATES | SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM

INDIAN ISLAND — I am a Native person. I was born into the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and take an affirmed pride in my culture and my people.

I have lived in Maine for 29 years and eternally love this state. Until […]

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LePage, utilities commissioner conflict over PUC recusal standards

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | By Naomi Schalit ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short term, but threatens to produce more controversy over the long term.

The conflict was resolved when Gov. Lepage recently appointed former Superior Court Judge John Atwood to substitute for commission member David Littell on a high-profile case […]

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