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MAINE. One of the new states of the United State's of America. This state was admitted into the Union by the Act of Congress of March 3, 1820, 3 Story's L. U. S. 1761, from and after the fifteenth day of March, 1820, and is thereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever.
     2. The constitution of this state was adopted October 29th, 1819. The powers of the government are vested in three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial.
     3.-1. The legislative power is vested in two distinct branches, a house of representatives and senate, each to have a negative on the other, and both to be styled The legislature of Maine. 1. The house of representatives is to consist of not less than one hundred, nor more than two hundred members; to be apportioned among the counties according to law; to be elected by the qualified electors for one year from the next day preceding the annual meeting of the legislature. 2. The senate consists of not less than twenty, nor more than thirty-one members, elected at the same time, and for the same term, as the representatives, by the qualified electors of the districts into which the state shall, from time to time, be divided. Art. 4, part 2, s. 1. The veto power is given to the governor, by art. 4, part 3, s. 2.
     4.-2. The supreme executive power of the state is vested in a governor, who is elected by the qualified electors, and holds his office one year from the first Wednesday of January in each year. On the first Wednesday of January annually, seven persons, citizens of the United States, and resident within the state, are to be elected by joint ballot of the senators and representatives in convention, who are called the council. This council is to advise the governor in the executive part of government, art. 5, part 2, s. 1 and 2.
     5.-3. The judicial power of the State is distributed by the 6th article of the constitution as follows:
     6.-1. The judicial power of this state shall be vested in a supreme judicial court, and such other courts as the legislature shall, from time to time, establish.
     7.-2. The justices of the supreme judicial court shall, at stated times, receive a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office, but they shall receive no other fee or reward.
     8.-3. They shall be obliged to give their opinion upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions, when required by the governor, council, senate, or house of representatives.
     9.-4. All judicial officers; except justices of the peace, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, but not beyond the age of seventy years.
    10.-5. Justices of the peace and notaries public shall hold their offices during seven years, if they so long behave themselves well, at the expiration of which term, they may be re-appointed, or others appointed, as the public interest may require.
    11.-6. The justices of the supreme judicial court shall bold no office under the United States, nor any state, nor any other office under this state, except that of justice of the peace.
     For a history of the province of Maine, see 1 Story on the Const. Sec. 82.

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The resources here are a great point of reference for anyone who wants to know more about the State of Maine.
Representatives of employers, organized labor, insurance companies, plaintiff's attorneys, medical providers and defense attorneys have formed Kids' Chance of Maine to provide scholarships to the children of workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job.
In an interview with the media after the press conference of his new movie with Kathryn Bernardo "Hello, Love, Goodbye," Alden said he is happy with Maine exploring acting with a different partner.
It is a critical milestone in becoming Maine's 56th credit union and the country's first-ever to lend exclusively to farmers and food entrepreneurs.
We've seen Maine endorse all sorts of products but over the years, she has become much more selective in terms of products and brands she works with, choosing only the ones that she truly believes in.
19 June 2018 - Maine, US-based media company State 23 Media, LLC has acquired all print, event, and digital media assets from Maine Media Collective, including Maine Magazine, Maine Home+Design, and Old Port magazine, the company said.
The proposal could create problems for Maine's economic drivers, including lobstering and tourism, said MPHA Executive Director Becca Boulous, PhD, MPH.
The website has been modernized to meet the needs of Maine's sportsmen and sportswomen, commented Emily MacCabe, the Department's Graphics and Media Supervisor.
The bill wouldn't let public universities, community colleges and Maine Maritime Academy regulate possession of handguns on their campuses.
has agreed to pay a $225,000 fine to resolve a complaint-handling procedures investigation in Maine.
The $309 million Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Hampden announced its longtime advisor and former longest serving board chair, Harold Grant, 93, died over the Labor Day Weekend.
Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza's Twitter account has been retrieved on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after it was reportedly hacked by Anonymous Philippines, as the group divulged on Facebook.