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Maine’s GOP governor: I started working at 11 years old, so why can’t other kids at 12?

Maine’s conservative governor said the state was not using one of its greatest resources by keeping children out of the workforce until they were nearly old enough to join the military. “We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go…

Maine congressman comes out as gay in the midst of his campaign for governor

A U.S. congressman who’s also running for governor of Maine has come out as gay. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) made the announcement Monday morning in an op-ed published in both the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald, saying that his opponents had begun making insinuations about him after he…

Maine governor says 47 percent of state’s residents choose not to work

Maine’s tea party-backed governor suggested during a conservative gathering last week that nearly half the state’s residents who could work do not. Gov. Paul LePage said he had two points to make last week when he was told the gathering in Falmouth, Maine, was about to end. His first point…

Maine Governor LePage: I’d like to blow up newspaper building

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wasted no time in making a disturbing joke after boarding a flight simulator during a Friday appearance, the Bangor Daily News reported on Friday. “I want to find the Press Herald building and blow it up,” LePage said in video posted online from his appearance…

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