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Maine Labor Mural Now Subject Of Federal Lawsuit

PORTLAND, Maine - (AP) Maine Gov. Paul LePage's decision to remove a mural about the state's labor history from the Department of Labor in Augusta is now subject of a federal lawsuit. A lawsuit that's being filed Friday in U.S. District Court seeks to confirm the mural's location, ensure...

Maine Attorney General Says Mural Removal Is 'Government Speech'

PORTLAND, Maine - (AP) Gov. Paul LePage's administration was exercising its right to "government speech" when it removed a labor history mural from the state Labor Department headquarters, the Maine attorney general said Monday. In a document filed in U.S. District Court, Attorney General...

Policy Limits Are Policy Limits – The Policy Says Only What It Says

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant Just because, after an accident, an insured wishes he had higher policy limits does not mean the insured can change the language of a policy. That does not stop them from trying. In Paul Davis and Sarah K. Davis v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America...

EB-5 Investor Visa Program A First For Maine

"A new federal program in Franklin County that allows the state to offer green cards and permanent residency in exchange for foreign investment in Maine businesses was hailed Tuesday as a job creator. State Department of Economic Development Commissioner George Gervais announced the creation...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Laboratories Of Health Care Finance

Under a program created by the Affordable Care Act called the State Innovation Models Initiative, six states — Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont — began testing new health care financing models this year. Colorado, New York, and Washington will be next up to try...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Embracing Efforts to Combat Rise in Heroin Deaths

By Rich Ehisen For years, America's "war on drugs" has inspired police and lawmakers to take a very tough minded, arrest-and-incarcerate approach to dealing with illicit drug use. But an alarming increase in heroin overdose deaths nationwide has a growing number of states turning away...

CA1 OKs Maine's Withdrawal of Medical Benefits to LPRs Under PRWORA

"A federal appeals court has ruled that Maine did not run afoul of the Constitution by ending state-funded medical care for some legal aliens who are ineligible for Medicaid. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held Monday that the class action plaintiffs in Bruns v. Mayhew have not...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Energy Innovation in the Northeast Boosts the Solar Market

By Samuel J. Scroggins Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey are pioneering some of the nation’s most interesting developments in the retail energy space today that have important implications for the solar industry. In Massachusetts, the state has built...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Unhappy Thanksgiving: Don’t Let Maine Children’s Product Reporting Deadline Spoil Your Turkey

By Will Troutman (US) Perhaps as a reminder to manufacturers and importers of just how difficult the winter of 1621 was for the pilgrims, the day after Thanksgiving is the reporting deadline for certain children’s products containing cadmium, mercury, or arsenic under the Maine Safer Chemicals...