How One School Is Tackling the Youth Vaping Epidemic

Twice as many high school seniors vaped last year than the year before.

New Democratic Majorities Lead to Rush of Bills—and Conflict

With new trifectas, Democratic leaders in six states had the opportunity to push through many new laws. But there were also clashes, both internally and with Republicans.

America is Aging and Growing More Diverse, Census Data Shows

“More than four out of every five counties were older in 2018 than in 2010," said one Census Bureau official about new population estimates.

State Prohibits Schools From Using Native American Mascots

Maine became the first state in the country to outright ban schools from using Native American mascots and imagery, though other states have passed similar, less strict measures.

This State Has a Bundle of Ideas to Lower Drug Prices

Though many other states besides Maine are taking targeted actions to lower drug prices, few if any are seeking to tackle the issue in such a comprehensive way.

States Revamp Economic Development Incentives

COMMENTARY | Requirements for regular reviews to guide changes to state programs help ensure that they serve intended purposes.

Cashing In on a Warming Arctic

In Maine, some see the melting ice to the north as an opportunity.

Medicaid Expansion Won Big on Election Day

Three out of four conservative states approved measures, while the election of a Democratic governor in Maine seemingly ends the Republican effort to block last year’s successful referendum.

Onshore Fish-Farming Proponents Have a New Arrow in Their Quiver

A Deloitte report sees worldwide potential for technology being deployed in Maine and Florida.

New Industry Promises to Bring ‘Made in America’ Label to Fish

Onshore fish farming in Maine moving ahead with support of local and state officials.

Maine Legislature Returns to Consider LePage Vetoes

Lawmakers are expected to come back into session on Monday to consider dozens of recent vetoes by Gov. Paul LePage on bills ranging from Medicaid expansion to banning "conversion therapy."

Portland, Maine Ready to Flip Switch on Smart Traffic Signals

The city hopes a new tech upgrade will cut wait times at one difficult commuter bottleneck by 20 to 30 percent.

Maine Tried a New Way of Voting. Will Other States Follow?

Other states could follow Maine into ranked-choice voting, currently used in 11 cities across the country.

Maine’s Offshore Wind Promise Goes Unfulfilled, Advocates Say

Proponents of the renewable energy hope the state’s next governor embraces new technology local universities are developing to advance the industry.

Maine Voters Overrule Their Leaders

With support from Governor Paul LePage, the legislature nullified a statewide referendum approving ranked-choice voting. On Tuesday, the citizens got the final word and enacted it again.

Maine Governor: Ranked-Choice Voting Is the ‘Most Horrific Thing in the World’

But Paul LePage’s threat to not certify Tuesday’s election may be a hollow one.

Maine Is Building Its Tech Workforce From the Ground Up

The Office of Information Technology realized it had a retirement problem. In response, it took on the bigger problem of building a strong technology workforce across the state.

New Lawsuit Aims to Pressure Maine Governor to Act on Medicaid

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Cage-Free-Egg Laws Spur Cage Match Between States

When California and Massachusetts enacted laws requiring that eggs produced and sold there be raised cage-free, 13 states including some of the nation’s largest egg producers sued.

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