AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate said Wednesday she is donating $3.5 million in leftover campaign money to a civil legal aid nonprofit group in the state.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in road construction projects are coming to communities in eastern and northern Maine.
The money is via the RAISE grant program and it will boost projects in Bangor and Houlton.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — An order of protection case involving a former U.S. Senate candidate accused of pulling a gun on a campaign staffer has been postponed to February.
The former staffer's request for an order against Max Linn had been slated for this week.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate is due in court for a hearing about allegations he pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer.
Max Linn ran as a conservative independent in a 2020 Senate race that was won by incumbent Republican Sen.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters.
University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator said Tuesday that she's joining with dozens of others in calling for an immediate transition of federal workers back to in-person service.
Sen. Susan Collins is part of a group of 43 senators, all of whom are Republicans, calling for the change.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are introducing legislation to better promote preventative health services such as mammograms.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who has never missed a roll call vote, extended her voting streak to 8,000 on Thursday.
The milestone for the 68-year-old senator from Maine was reached on a vote to confirm Elizabeth Prelogar as solicitor general.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said spending bills currently being considered in Congress contain more than $260 million for 106 Maine projects.
The Maine Republican said the funding is included in the fiscal 2022 bills approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which she serves on.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to try to prevent suicide among members of the military.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're helping introduce the Save Our Servicemembers Act, which is also called the SOS Act.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have signed on to a push to try to improve protections for America's wildlife.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're co-sponsoring the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine center that performs research about transportation is getting a boost of more than $2.5 million from the federal government.
The UMaine Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center has received the money from the U.S.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three Maine organizations are going to receive about $1.5 million from the federal government to help clean up more of the state's brownfields.
Brownfields are typically former industrial sites that suffer from pollution.
The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Darcie McElwee on Tuesday to serve as U.S. attorney for Maine.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who shares a hometown of Caribou with McElwee, spoke in support of the nomination on the Senate floor.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator has co-sponsored a proposal designed to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Sen. Susan Collins said the proposal would use early intervention to address the problem of prenatal substance exposure.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation are urging members of Maine's timber industry to take advantage of federal COVID-19 relief.
LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Army special forces soldier who died while performing a rescue of a downed helicopter crew in Somalia was immortalized Monday with a memorial in his hometown.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eleven Maine transportation companies ranging from windjammers to bus lines are eligible to receive aid from a $1.6 billion federal relief package.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a ranking member of the transportation appropriations subcommittee, made the announcement Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (RNS) — More than 125 religious leaders and people of faith in Maine have signed a letter calling on lawmakers to support the For the People Act, adding to substantial religious pressure on elected officials to pass the sweeping federal voting rights bill.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A project to try to prevent youth suicide in Maine is receiving a nearly $850,000 boost from the federal government.
The effort is called the Maine Comprehensive Suicide Project and it supports youth suicide prevention programs in the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years of talk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to help intelligence professionals increase their mobility.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King want to allow the intelligence workers to deduct some moving expenses from federal taxes.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is making $200 million available for logging businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden were co-authors of the Loggers Relief Act, and they pressed for the funding to be expedited by the U.S.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded a Maine laboratory more than $750,000 to enhance its use of mice as a model for cancer research.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A transit system in southern Maine has received more than $1.2 million from the federal government to purchase chargers for electric buses.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit received the funding from the U.S.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A program to help the U.S.'s bus companies survive the coronavirus pandemic that was championed by a Maine senator is now accepting applications.
Republic Sen. Susan Collins co-wrote the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services grant program and said this week that the program is now open.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire's U.S. senators are part of a group that's asking the Biden administration to increase opportunities for the biomass industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins said the Canadian province of New Brunswick's move toward reopening its border with Maine this summer is good news for both countries.
Maine has more than 600 miles of border with New Brunswick and Quebec.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's health department has received almost $2 million to support cancer prevention programs around the state.
The money is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators labored Tuesday to find a path forward for legislation creating a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, debating potential changes in a long-shot attempt to overcome growing GOP opposition.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a showdown vote looming, Senate Republicans are misrepresenting the timeline of a proposed independent commission to investigate the Jan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are joining a push to make the use of telehealth easier as the country moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators said the coronavirus pandemic has provided evidence that the state's unemployment system needs to be modernized.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators want the Paycheck Protection Program to provide more help to seasonal small businesses.
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent U.S. Sen.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker attended a ceremony with a Medal of Honor recipient at a private shipbuilder on Tuesday before visiting a public shipyard that overhauls and maintains submarines.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have joined a push to expand a multistate effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they are joining other senators on a legislative effort to grow the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are working on a proposal to incentivize less expensive heating and cooling units in homes.
Mainers often pay high heating prices because of the state's long winters and reliance on heating oil.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) —
The Maine Republican Party State Committee decided Saturday against censuring GOP U.S. Sen. Susan Collins over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire have introduced a bill that would assist rural students in reaching their higher education goals and connect them with employment opportunities in their hometowns.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans in the county where Sen. Susan Collins was raised have delivered a rebuke over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.
The resolution signed by GOP leaders in Aroostook County on March 20 said they “vigorously condemn” the senator's actions.
Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.
Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A company that operates in Maine is receiving nearly $8 million in federal loans to help develop three solar power projects in rural parts of the state.
ASP2 Rural LLC is slated to receive the money through the U.S.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins has joined a bipartisan group of colleagues that wants states to better enforce laws that prevent ineligible people from buying a gun.
Collins, a Republican, said Tuesday she is supporting the NICS Denial Notification Act, which she said would help states utilize the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.