By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE

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In Augusta, Maine, Republicans in both the state Senate and state House of Representatives are trying to pass several laws regarding child labor. The new laws would allow children in high school to work 24 hours a week, until 11 p.m., and earn two dollars less than the minimum wage. Many parents are concerned that the increased work hours will take time away from their children’s school work.