Here are the things you need to know today...... reports a legislative committee said yes to move along the plan to increase the next governors pay $70,000 a year to $150,000 and some adjustments to the reimbursements for food and lodging for lawmakers.

MaineGeneral expanded its needle exchange to Waterville. reports has been happening in Augusta since 2004. This and other services are provided for those at higher risk of g HIV and hep C.

The Maine Senate has approved a measure that would challenge ranked-choice voting. US News reports the Superior Court Justice is expected to rule this week on an injunction concerning implementation of the law.

US News reports the couple accused of in the fatal beating of 10-year-old  Marissa Kennedy have pleaded not guilty in their arraignments.

US News posted a federal appeals court will hear arguments from former Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves accusing Gov. LePage of abuse of power and blackmail.

Gas prices in Maine up almost five cents to $2.64 per gallon. US News reports the national average is up 4 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.65 and is 33 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Medicaid supporters planning to rally to demanding that Maine make a move on the voter-approved Medicaid expansion. US News reports its for $500 million in annual federal funding for the expansion.

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