Job growth in Maine is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.8 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.
Richard Adams age 59, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence, in connection with armed bank robberies committed in Baltimore on January 23 and February 1, 2019.
A federal grand jury has indicted Robert Hankard, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland, on federal charges related to allegations that he provided a BB gun that he knew would be planted on a suspect, that he falsified an application for a search warrant and an arrest report in a second incident where drugs were planted on a suspect, and that he falsely testified to a federal grand jury in a federal investigation. The indictment was returned on January 14, 2020, and was unsealed at his initial appearance today.
U.S. Circuit Judge Stephanie Thacker, sitting by designation in Baltimore, sentenced James Piccirilli, age 38, of Towson, Maryland, to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of an unregistered fully automatic firearm. The sentence was imposed on January 13, 2020.
Montgomery College, Community College of Baltimore County and Morgan State University reported receiving the most federal financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools.
Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine, earned $350,000 in 2018, making Ferrini-Mundy the highest-paid public employee in Maine last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Maine arts agencies are projected to reach $1 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 75 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
James H. Page, chief executive at the University of Maine, earned $333,433 in total compensation last year, the 213th highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.
Hotel room bills in Maine tack on a total state lodging tax of 9 percent, the eighth highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Maine four-year public universities now charge students annual in-state tuition and fees averaging $10,478, the 21st highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $1,948,912 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Maine, the ninth lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.