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A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
State House News Service

Salaries for governors in New England have been on an upward trend. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's pay raise makes him the highest-paid governor in the region.

For the past eight years, Gov. Paul LePage has been the gravitational center of Maine politics, pulling traditionally staid disputes over state policy into an orbit of bellicosity, and defying long established standards of behavior for elected officials. He was, as he has said, “Trump before there was Trump.”

Republican Bruce Poliquin is ending the recount of the 2nd Congressional District race he lost to Democrat Jared Golden.

A federal judge has denied Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenge to Maine’s ranked-choice voting law and his request to invalidate the runoff he lost to Democrat Jared Golden.