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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

February 8, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

MAINE GOVERNOR-BUDGET

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine’s new Democratic governor is set to unveil her first two-year budget proposal. Gov. Janet Mills has pledged to offer a way to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion, and also wants more support for clean energy and tackling the opioid crisis. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

CONVICTED MURDERER-PRISON ESCAPE: A convicted murderer who is accused of intentionally escaping a Maine prison has been arraigned.

XGR-SPECIAL ELECTION-MAINE: Maine will hold a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by a Democratic lawmaker.

HERRING CUTBACK: Fishermen of an important species of lobster bait will have to contend with a deep cut in quota this year due to concerns about the fish’s population.

TOBOGGAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: It’s all about to go downhill in Maine.

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