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LePage’s Koch Brothers connection revealed

If you're looking for a poster child for the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, you'd have a hard time doing better than the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Corporate coziness
By COLIN WOODARD  |  September 09, 2011

Portland’s medical-pot prognosis: Keep patients waiting

The bloom is off the buds, that's for sure.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 22, 2011
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The LePage Files

Confidential administration dossiers show Governor Paul LePage crafted significant portions of his regulatory reform agenda by literally copying and pasting passages from the memos his staff received from corporate lobbyists and their clients, turning sw
Confidential administration dossiers show governor is skilled at copying corporate and lobbyist wish lists
By COLIN WOODARD  |  July 22, 2011

Business-led Haiti-aid group shuts down

What happens when lawyers, public-relations experts, bankers and accountants, construction contractors, insurance brokers, and manufacturers join forces to get involved in emergency disaster relief in one of the most underdeveloped countries in the West
Seeking relief
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 24, 2011
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LePage's secret puppeteers

It was no surprise that Governor Paul LePage would seek to reform Maine's environmental regulations.
How the governor outsourced his regulatory-reform efforts to corporate lobbyists
By COLIN WOODARD  |  February 11, 2011
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Shields up

Reporters around the state should mark two dates on their calendars.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 07, 2008


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Legislature moves to protect Maine journalists

“The very fact that the court would grant a motion like this, when there’s no suit pending,” she says. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
Shield law
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 17, 2007

Cracks in the armor

A couple of cracks have opened in the state’s armor of prison secrecy.
Prison employee may be disciplined in suicide case; interview policy to be rewritten
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 31, 2007