Governor wants special session

 

Governor Lepage issued a proclamation today calling for a special session of the legislature.

He wants lawmakers to take action on a proposed bond package that would be used for infrastructure improvments around the state.

The $149.5 million dollars would be used to improve highways and bridges.

Ports, railroads, universities and armories would also be improved.

The Governor says the improvements are needed to boost the economy and create jobs.

He wants the special session to be held next Wednesday.

 

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Missing teen located

The search has ended for a missing teenager from Ellsworth.

17 year old Cora Bishop has been located and returned to her parents.

She was reported missing Sunday when her family returned from church and she wasn't around.

Authorities feared she had left the state, but Ellsworth police say she was tracked down at the home of a friend in Otis.

Officials say the teen has a history of running away.

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