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Maine Minute 5/29

Hear the WGAN Maine Minute for Friday, May 29th.

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LePage Vows to Veto Democrats’ Bills Until Tax Plan is OKed

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he will veto every bill sponsored by a Democrat until the Legislature agrees to let the Maine residents have a say on whether they want to get rid of the income tax.

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Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $4.6M From Charity

A Maine man accused of embezzling $4.6 million from United Mid-Coast Charities has pleaded guilty.

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Maine Committee Rejects Bill Legalizing Marijuana

A legislative committee has voted to reject a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine, but supporters say the real fight will be on the House floor.

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Maine House Puts Off Vote on Tribal Fishing Agreement Bill

The Maine House of Representatives is putting off a vote on an American Indian tribal group's call for shared management of commercial fish species.

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Maine House Overwhelmingly Supports Powdered Alcohol Ban

The Democratic-controlled House has given initial approval to a bill to ban powdered alcohol.

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WGAN’s Interview With Dave Aceto From Arcadia

Dave Aceto is the owner of the new Portland bar Arcadia. WGAN's Cody O'Connor chatted with him for a few minutes on how the bar got its start

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Maine Senate Upholds LePage Veto of Science Standards Bill

The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has upheld Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would require the state to adopt new science standards.

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White House Vow to Veto Fishing Law Changes Sparks Fight

A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws is dividing fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped.

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Maine Committee Backs House Speaker’s Job Training Bill

A legislative committee has supported a measure to support job training programs across Maine.

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