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Congressman from Oregon Wants to Double the Federal Gas Tax

Gas prices are something we all keep an eye on: are they going up, are they going down? The last I saw was $3.44 a gallon with the average in Maine at $3.47. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaurer is pushing to double the gas tax to .33 cent a gallon. There is currently an 18.5 cent federal gas tax on every gallon of gas we buy and the Representative from Oregon says it’s time to raise it.

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Getty Images, photo by David Becker

National Parks in Need of Repair but Money is Being Wasted

We were all upset during the government shutdown that the National Parks were closed and it was right to be upset. But a new report from Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on National Parks wasting money is even more upsetting.  Many parks are in need of repair with a maintenance backlog of $2 billion.

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Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson

The U.S. Debt is at $16 Trillion, How Long Will it Take to Pay it Off?

The United States current debt is $16 trillion dollars, an amount no person on this planet has ever and will never amass as personal wealth. In layman’s terms, ‘that’s whole lotta money’. In 2008 the U.S. debt was $9.6 trillion and since then it has increased $6.4 trillion, the largest debt increase in U.S. history. How long will it take to payback such a huge amount of money? Here are some examples:

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Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sharon Doesn’t Understand Gas Prices

I don't think anyone does. It is so frustrating!!!

How does it work?

The gas price in Fairfield is $3.58 while in Norway it is $3.34. But just a few miles away in Auburn it is $3.59.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Pennsylvania Home Sold At Auction Over $6.30 Tax Bill

A woman in Western Pennsylvania had her $280,000 home sold at auction for $116,000 because she had $6.30 in unpaid interest.  A lower court judge made the ruling, but now, that ruling has been overturned by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt.

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Source:Facebook

Mike Michaud Will Run For Governor: Take Our Poll On Who You Support For Governor

Democratic U.S. Representative Mike Michaud will be entering the race for Governor in Maine. Current Governor Paul LePage,will be running for re-election. Also, independent candidate Eliot Cutler will also be running again in 2014.

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Category: Local News, Politics
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Getty Images, photo by Spencer Platt

Could There Be a ‘Museum of Corruption’ Coming to Albany, New York?

Professor Bruce Roter, a composer, has a plan for a ‘Museum of Corruption, in Albany, New York, to show democracy’s more seedy side. To gain entry visitors would have to pay a ‘bribe’ instead of a ticket purchase as they browse the museum of violations to the public trust.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Betsy Ross, Her Life and the American Flag

The 4th of July is a day to celebrate our independence and the American flag. It is said that the first flag was sewn by Betsy Ross, but what do we really know about her? She was raised in a Quaker family and was the eighth child of seventeen; her given name was Elizabeth Griscom, but was called Betsy by her family.

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Photo from Facebook

U.S.Representative Mike Michaud Considering Run For Maine Governor

The election for the 2014 Maine governor is still almost 20 months away, but the names of who may run are adding up to what could be an exciting election season. The latest name to show interest in running is U.S.Rep.Mike Michaud.

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