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AUGUSTA, Maine - Public health and school officials concerned about the numbers of Maine parents who are choosing not to have their children vaccinated on philosophical grounds made some headway today in the Health and Human Services Committee.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A plan by Gov. Paul LePage to reorganize the recently-created Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has run into bipartisan opposition among lawmakers.

By Alanna Durkin, The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine.

The Health and Human Services Committee voted 9-3 in support of Democratic Rep. Linda Sanborn's bill on Friday. It would require parents to consult with their doctor and get a form signed if they wish to opt out for philosophical reasons.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a Republican-led bill limiting General Assistance to some welfare recipients whom critics say could be out working.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has proposed a sweeping measure aimed at making Maine more competitive in attracting large companies to the state.

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