Maine businesses could save as much as $27 million this year thanks to a projected decline in workers' compensation insurance claims.
The proposal would increase taxes on high-earning Mainers to raise $310 million annually for so-called "universal home care" for the elderly and disabled.
Maine fishing regulators are shutting down more areas to scallop fishing for the season to protect the health of the shellfish.
An estimated 1,500 gallons of untreated sewage was released into Maine's Fore River.
The U.S. Coast Guard says experts are planning to dive on a sunken tugboat that went down off the Maine coast to see if it and the fuel that was on board can be recovered.