Maine Things Considered

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Weekdays at 4 p.m. hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. MPBN's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

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.

Tom Porter / MPBN

BATH, Maine — Hundreds of shipyard workers took to the streets in Bath Thursday to protest changes being introduced by management at Bath Iron Works.

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

AUGUSTA, Maine - It will be up to the Maine Legislature to resolve a clerical error that could result in a loss of funding for the Efficiency Maine Trust.

Patty Wight / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - The University of Southern Maine is getting another new president. Harvey Kesselman, who had been scheduled to take over at USM in July, is withdrawing from the job to stay in New Jersey and deal with problems at Stockton University, where he's the acting president.