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Gov. LePage signs Maine food sovereignty into first-of-its kind law

Maine has officially withdrawn state regulatory control from 20 or more local communities that have passed so-called food sovereignty ordinances. Additional cities and towns have only to adopt such ordinances to fall under the local control act that has been signed into law by Maine Gov. Paul LePage. Adoption, however, may be more symbolic than... Continue Reading
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