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

May 15, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

MOOSE HUNT-MAINE: The deadline for Maine moose hunters to apply for a permit has arrived, but exactly how many permits will be available is still undecided.

BALLOT QUESTIONS-HEARINGS: Maine lawmakers have passed a bill calling for public hearings on citizen initiatives before they head to the ballot.

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: A proposal to amend the Maine Constitution to outlaw discrimination on the basis of gender appears doomed in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

DOGFISH HARVEST: Federal regulators say there will be a reduction this year in the harvest of a species of shark that is subject to commercial fishing.

RANKED CHOICE VOTING-MAINE: The odds are stacked against a proposed constitutional amendment to expand Maine’s system that allows voters to rank their candidates from first to last on the ballot.

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