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Maine Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Feds

Maine Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Feds

| March 31, 2015

BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors say an elderly living center has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations of inflated Medicare claims for rehabilitation therapy. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston says Ross Manor in Bangor failed to prevent a subcontractor, RehabCare Group East, Inc., from engaging in a pattern and practice of providing […]

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New Brunswick Budget Highlights

New Brunswick Budget Highlights

| March 31, 2015

FREDERICTON – Highlights of the New Brunswick budget introduced Tuesday: – A deficit of (Canadian) $476.8 million is projected on an (Canadian) $8.6-billion spending program. – Accumulated debt expected to reach (Canadian) $12.6 billion by the spring of 2016. – Taxes on gasoline will increase by 1.9 cents per litre and the cost of diesel […]

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$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

| March 31, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have sent a $28 million budget bill to Gov. Paul LePage that addresses a funding shortfall for county jails and supports a state-run psychiatric hospital. The House voted 146-1 to give the supplemental budget bill final approval on Tuesday. The Senate followed with a unanimous vote. It provides funding […]

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Environmentalists, Businesses Seek Energy Efficiency Fix

Environmentalists, Businesses Seek Energy Efficiency Fix

| March 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Environmentalists and business owners are calling on lawmakers to swiftly fix an error in a bill that caused regulators to limit funding for energy efficiency programs. The Public Utilities Commission recently voted to put a roughly $22 million cap on one source of funding for Efficiency Maine Trust. Lawmakers intended for […]

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Conviction Overturned

Conviction Overturned

| March 27, 2015

ROME (AP) – Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who […]

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