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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

July 9, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, July 9, 2018.

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers upheld the governor’s veto of a bill funding voter-approved Medicaid expansion Monday as they considered dozens of vetoes along with bonds and legislation held up by politics. The Legislature’s special session continued Monday at an expected cost for taxpayers of roughly $40,000 per day. Republican Gov. Paul LePage recently vetoed about three dozen bills, and used his veto messages to chastise lawmakers for trying to spend all of Maine’s $141 million surplus funds. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 250 words. Will be updated.


BEACH FIREWORKS: Public works employees say they found two truckloads worth of fireworks debris at a Maine beach in apparent contempt of current prohibitions on beach fireworks.

VIKING LONGSHIP: A replica of a Viking longship that sailed across the Atlantic Ocean is scheduled to leave its current home in Connecticut.

LL BEAN-CREDIT CARD: Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean has a new credit card vendor.

POLICE OFFICERS-BIRTHDAY PARTY: A Maine police department has thrown their own celebration for an 8-year-old girl who had no one show up to her birthday party.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices haven’t moved much in northern New England.

TOWN MANAGER-ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE: A former Maine town manager has made a deal with prosecutors to have charges that he was illegally charging for parking dismissed.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION: Lawmakers are again returning to Augusta to consider dozens of vetoes along with bonds and bills that have been held up by politics.

CHRISTMAS DAY KILLING: Jury selection is getting underway in the trial of a man charged with killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015.


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