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Saturday July 6th, 2019 night edition

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The bills are sponsored by House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, and Assistant House Minority Leader Trey Stewart, R-Presque Isle.

The term welfare cliff refers to the total loss of benefits that can occur when someone achieves even a relatively low level of income.

Supporters of the bills say losing benefits because of a relatively minor increase in income is a disincentive for people seeking a higher-paying job or to gain skills that allow them to earn more.

A coalition of organizations that advocate for the poor in Maine praised the votes Tuesday, urging Maine Gov. Janet Mills to sign the bills into law.

“The bipartisan effort we’ve seen to make a real difference for Maine families in our state is inspiring.

Stewart, in his testimony to the Legislature, said the measures are meant to encourage people to seek work.

“These hard-working individuals have aspirations for themselves and their families that far exceed their current situation and status,” Stewart said. »

The Death of George Washington

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He was only too happy to take up the life of a country squire in the company of his much-loved wife, Martha.

On the morning of December 12th, 1799, Washington set off to ride over his plantation and inspect his farms.

In the early hours he was feverish and at sunrise a doctor was sent for, while Washington was bled. »

An Update On Partnerships and Old School

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We pride ourselves on ensuring that our players can vote on any in-game content, including content related to commercial efforts, like that which we were offering in the partnerships poll.

Again, we welcome your feedback on this and rest assured, no in-game content for partnerships will be added without a poll. »

Calgary Stampede weed ban raises questions about smokers' rights

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Drinking a beer in your cowboy boots is totally fine, but smoking a joint at the Calgary Stampede is off limits.

Weed is allowed to be brought into the event, but individuals will have to exit the gates to smoke it.

The Calgary Cannabis Club is pushing for a designated smoking “gardens” to be added to the Stampede grounds. »