Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018.
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers are returning to deal with reforms to Maine’s struggling child welfare system and the state’s tax code. The Legislature is set to return Thursday to begin wrapping up a special session that has dragged on for over two months. State records show it’s rare for lawmakers to still be at work so late in the year.
CLEAN WATER-MAINE: Maine is getting more than $23 million to finance clean water projects that are designed to improve local infrastructure such as sewage plants and drinking water systems.
LOBSTER SPILL: An animal rights group wants to build a “roadside memorial” in Maine near the site of a truck crash that spilled 7,000 pounds of live lobster.
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