Maine Things Considered

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FBI agents continue to conduct interviews and analyze financial records, as part of a federal investigation into the alleged embezzlement of nearly $4 million from a Camden-based charity. Rusty Brace has admitted stealing the money over the course of his 17 years as president of United Mid-Coast Charities.

Tom Porter / MPBN

This month's deadly fire in Portland that killed six people has focused attention on code violations and safety issues in Portland's huge rental market.

The discovery of 21 so-called "phantom ballots" in state Senate District 25 has Democrats crying foul.

WASHINGTON - At the end of 2013, scores of federal tax breaks expired.  So far, Congress has not acted to restore any of them. But that could change in this lame duck session. Members of Maine’s congressional delegation expect an effort to restore at least some of them.  And if Congress does act, it could affect state revenues.

As many as 1,000 adults in Maine with autism and intellectual disabilities will receive Medicaid benefits as the result of a class action lawsuit settlement. And about half have already received those services.