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AUGUSTA, Maine — The debate over Canadian loggers working in the Maine woods returned to the State House on Tuesday when senators voted along party lines to reject a bill that would have denied tax breaks to timberland owners who hire foreign workers.

In the latest skirmish in a decades-old battle, Senate Republicans voted unanimously along with the body’s one independent member to oppose LD 314, which they claimed would unjustly penalize landowners forced during labor shortages to hire Canadian loggers.

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