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First day of new legislative session
Date: 12/8/2012 Album ID: 1578147
Photos by Andy Molloy
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MR.  PRESIDENT: Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, walks to the Senate President's podium Wednesday, Dec. 5, after being confirmed by his colleagues in the Senate.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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ESCORT: Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, takes a photo of Lisa Villa, D-Harrison, before the new members of the House of Representatives were sworn in Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the State House in Augusta. All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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OFFICIAL: Gay Grant, D-South Gardiner, center, takes the oath of office Wednesday Dec. 5, as a State Representative at the House in Augusta.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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OFFICIAL: Colleen Lachowicz, D- Waterville, hugs her father, Peter Madigan Wednesday Dec. 5, before Lachowicz took the oath office in the Senate in Augusta.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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ESCORT: Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, carries his son, Finnegan, 4, Wednesday, Dec. 5, before being sworn in for a new term in the House of Representatives at the State House in Augusta.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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OFFICIAL: Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta, hugs his mother, Lisa Pouliot, Wednesday, Dec. 5, before taking the oath of office in the House of Representatives in Augusta.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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OFFICIAL: Corey Wilson, R-Augusta, greets well wishers Wednesday Dec. 5, before taking the oath of office in the House of Representatives in Augusta.  All Senate and House members were sworn in for the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage.
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EXIT: Gov. Paul LePage, left, departs his Augusta office Tuesday Dec. 4 with a state police officer and spokesperson Adrian Bennett, right, after declining to speak to the press.  Gov. LePage on Tuesday Dec. 4 called off his scheduled meeting with incoming Democratic leadership, saying he would not have that meeting until Democrats call off a paid tracker who follows him with a video camera, according to a prepared statement released by his office.
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SPEAK OUT: Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, departs the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives Tuesday Dec.4 at the State House after a two year term.  Nutting will continue to serve in the House while Rep. Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, has been elected by Democrats to be the new Speaker for the upcoming session.
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