Portland Press Herald and AP Articles on Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Law and Employment Incorrect

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A Portland Press Herald article published late in the evening of July 24, 2017, inaccurately cited the Maine Department of Labor’s guidance to employers regarding the state’s new marijuana legalization law as related to employment. This article was later corrected, but before that correction was published, the story was picked up by national media and […]

Lawmakers seek tax on pot that raises revenue but keeps buyers off black market

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State lawmakers are debating how much they can tax recreational marijuana without driving consumers back to the black market.On Wednesday, the lawmakers charged with crafting Maine’s marijuana regulatory system struggled to find that “sweet spot” of taxing enough to pay for the cost of enforcing the law and some drug prevention, and hopefully making the […]

Report: Maine’s Rural Roads, Bridges in Poor Condition

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A new report focusing on rural roadways finds almost one 1 of 5 in Maine in poor condition and around 1 in 6 rural bridges to be structurally deficient. The report was prepared by the Washington-based group TRIP, which represents insurers, road builders, transport companies and workers.“Worn out pavements, oftentimes cracking or rutting of those […]

Former York County probate judge sanctioned again 

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Maine’s supreme court has suspended for two years the law license of former York County Probate Judge Robert Nadeau for multiple violations of the state’s code of judicial conduct. The 34-page decision by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, handed down on Tuesday, is the latest setback for Nadeau, who was suspended 30 days last summer […]