No Maine law license for F. Lee Bailey

AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- In a 5-4 ruling, a state panel in Maine rejected celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey's application for admission to the bar in the state.
Voters winnow field in race to succeed Maine's Snowe

Voters winnow field in race to succeed Maine's Snowe

Democrats and Republicans head to the polls Tuesday to select their parties' nominees to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, who said she was leaving Washington because the inter-party bickering was too much.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Tea Party-backed LePage wins in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Maine voters have put Tea Party-backed Republican Paul LePage in the governor's office, election results showed Wednesday.

Maine readies for offshore wind power

AUGUSTA, Maine, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Maine has selected three Atlantic Ocean sites for prototype wind turbines.

International agency intervenes for river

OTTAWA, July 26 (UPI) -- A joint Canadian-U.S. commission is urging Maine to end its ban on alewife migration, which has been in effect since 1995.

Maine legalizes same-sex marriage

AUGUSTA, Maine, May 6 (UPI) -- Maine Gov. John Baldacci Wednesday signed a bill making same-sex marriage legal in the state.

Indian tribes call for sovereignty

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine, June 28 (UPI) -- Tribal leaders in New England adopted a resolution this week at a conference in Maine that maintains Indians have the right to govern themselves.

Jurisdictions meet initial Real ID regs

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said all jurisdictions meet initial Real ID requirements now that Maine agreed to enhanced security standards.

Maine told to comply with Real ID law

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has ordered Maine to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005 by Wednesday or face sanctions against its residents.

Maine tags its lobsters in marketing push

PORTLAND, Maine, July 31 (UPI) -- The state of Maine wants to make sure that buyers know they are getting Maine lobsters and not "impostor lobsters" from Canada or elsewhere.

Drug coverage grace period to end April 1

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- A transition period for the new Medicare prescription drug plan ends April 1 and health officials fear patients will be left without their needed medicine.

Pact lets fish coexist with Maine dams

OLD TOWN, Maine, June 25 (UPI) -- A final agreement was signed Friday on a plan to restore migratory fisheries on Maine's Penobscot River while maintaining hydroelectric production.

CBS: Gephardt will endorse Kerry

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, who was soundly beaten by Sen. John Kerry in the Iowa caucuses, will endorse Kerry for president, sources close to Gephardt said.

Shooting death tied to arsenic poisoning

NEW SWEDEN, Maine, May 5 (UPI) -- Investigators awaited an autopsy Monday on the sole identified suspect in the deadly arsenic poisoning in a rural Maine church.

New England legislatures at-a-glance

A state-by-state look at the budget issues facing New England states in fiscal 2003 and 2004.
By United Press International
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John Baldacci

John Elias Baldacci (born January 30, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the 73rd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Maine since 2003. A Democrat, he also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Born in Bangor, Maine, Baldacci grew up with seven siblings in a Lebanese-Italian family. As a child, he worked in the family business, Momma Baldacci's restaurant in Bangor. A graduate of Bangor High School, he received a B.S. degree in history from the University of Maine at Orono.

Baldacci was first elected to public office in 1978 at the age of 23, when he served on the Bangor City Council. He continued in politics, winning election to the Maine Senate in 1982. Baldacci served as a State Senator for 12 years.

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