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House Overturns Three of Gov. Paul LePage’s Vetoes

| April 2, 2014

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Three of Governor Paul LePage’s vetoes have been overturned by the House.  The Democratic-led House overturned LePage’s veto of a bill creating a study group aimed at strengthening laws to protect children from abuse and neglect. LePage said the bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to do work that it’s already volunteered to do. The House also voted in favor of a bill allowing elected officials to visit medical marijuana grow site or dispensary. In his veto letter, LePage said it’s hypocritical for elected officials to exempt themselves from the law. Lawmakers also overturned LePage’s veto of a bill that creates an advisory council on transportation issues. LePage called the bill “unnecessary and unwieldy.”

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