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Some States, Including Maine, Allow Private Lobbyists in State Pensions

It turns out that hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states, including Maine, have public pensions.  The reason for this is they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards. So somewhere along the line, lawmakers gave them access (decades ago) on the justification that they serve governments and the public. OH in in some cases it is not just the pensions, it is healthcare too!

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Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson
Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson

AAA Says More Travelers Will Hit the Road This Year

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and AAA says travel this year will be the highest since the recession began. According to Triple A, 34.1 million people will travel more than 50 miles from their home. That’s an increase this year of 4.2 percent, up from last year’s 32.7 million travelers.

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Getty Images, photo by Mike Ehrmann
Getty Images, photo by Mike Ehrmann

Randy’s Picks for NFC Division Winners

Yesterday I picked who I thought were going to win each divisions in the NFL’s AFC , so today ,let’s take a look at the NFC Divisions. These maybe a little tougher but we’ll start in the East.

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Getty Images, photo by Jim Rogash
Getty Images, photo by Jim Rogash

Randy’s Picks for AFC Division Champs 2013

Second week of preseason football so let's take a look a 'Randy's picks for AFC Division Winners' this year. Tomorrow we'll look at the NFC.

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Getty Images, photo by David Livingston
Getty Images, photo by David Livingston

According to Laughs per Minute Scale, These Are the Funniest Movies

There are many lists as to what are the funniest movies of all time. Comedy, of course, is in the ‘ear’ of the beholder, but this list compiled by LoveFilm, a London-based streaming and DVD subscription company took a different angle on how to determine the funniest movies.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Can’t Decide Which Is Her Favorite Summer Song. Can You Help?

I can't decide!!!  They are both SO GOOD!

'Don't Ya' by Brett Eldredge and 'Runnin' Outta Moonlight' by Randy Houser are my FAVORITE Summer songs!!

Both reached number one, although 'Don't Ya' was released in October of 2012 and FINALLY just reached #1. 'Runnin' Outta Moonlight' was released in March 2013. BOTH were co-written by Ashley Gorley. I want him to write for me!

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‘Made in Maine Expo’ Spotlight: Casco Bay Home Improvements

The Made in Maine Expo is coming up this Saturday, August 10 at the Colby College Field House in Waterville. The event is only $3, but you can get a free ticket by signing up for the Townsquare Media newsletter at b985.fm or stopping by our station in the Augusta Plaza.

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Should Sharon Toss Her Bouquet Like THIS? [POLL]

I'm all for having fun at my upcoming wedding to Chad. We want to have a quick ceremony, maybe a half hour of pictures and then dig right into the food! Hey, we like to eat...

But there are traditions that have to be dealt with: the cake cutting, first dance and, to some men and women, the tossing of the bridal bouquet and garter.

Having been to many a wedding, I have never caught a bouquet. I've been trying to think of something creative to do to make it different but I will definitely NOT go this far!

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Vet Sees How A Dog Feels Locked In A Car

If you haven't seen this, you should. This veterinarian, Dr. Ernie Ward, puts himself in your pooch's position. He calls himself the 'American Pet Advocate' and I see why!

Let's see if you think twice about leaving your animal in the car on a hot day!

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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Welcomes Baby Girl

It's a girl for Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.

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