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Government, State

State Government in Maine is divided between state and local levels. Unlike the federal government in which states retain certain powers in relation to the national government, local governments have no powers not delegated by state government. Maine state government … Continue reading

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Legislative Branch

Appropriations Committee Hearing Room (2002)

The legislature was established: in 1820 “To make and establish all reasonable laws and regulations for the defense and benefit of the people of this State, not repugnant to the Constitution, nor to that of the United States.” Maine Constitution, … Continue reading

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Legislature, Speakers of the House

Length of Speakers Terms

There have been 101 Speaker-terms in the House of Representatives since 1820.  Six Speakers served two separate terms each, making 95 individuals who have held that office through 2013. During that time 93 terms were of one year of less; … Continue reading

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