Maine Things Considered

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AUGUSTA, Maine - As many as 1,000 adults in Maine with autism and intellectual disabilities will soon get housing and other support services as the result of a class action lawsuit settlement. Justice Michaela Murphy Monday approved the agreement, which will require the state to provide services mandated under the state's Medicaid program. Some of state's clients have been on waiting lists for more than five years.

Patty Wight / MPBN

About seven million people signed up for insurance last year through the Affordable Care Act. But there were two to four million more who were essentially locked out due to something called the "family glitch."

Tom Porter / MPBN

TOPSHAM, Maine - Concert pianist Frank Glazer, who has lived in Maine for more than 30 years, is preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday. The internationally-renowned performer, who still holds a position as artist in residence at Bates College, spoke recently with Tom Porter at his home in Topsham about his early experienes in music and how they have shaped his approach to the piano.

Tom Porter / MPBN

The president's decision to act unilaterally on immigration Thursday night - and to spare nearly 5 million undocumented people in the U.S. from deportation - is not sitting well with Maine's two U.S. Senators. 

AUGUSTA, Maine - Citing an improving economy, Maine's Revenue Forecasting Committee is upping its projections for the current fiscal year, and for the next two years as well.