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Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

| April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers on Maine’s budget-writing committee have reached a deal on a $30 million budget fix that also aims to reduce a wait list for services for people with disabilities. The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2015. […]

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How to Stay on a Budget for Your Wedding

How to Stay on a Budget for Your Wedding

| April 7, 2014

The dress, cake, flowers, and invitations… When you add it all up – including the honeymoon, the average wedding costs almost $30,000! In today’s Angie’s List report, how to pull off your big day without breaking the bank. Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ this November. Brian […]

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Merging of Gardiner Fire and Police Chiefs Nixed

Merging of Gardiner Fire and Police Chiefs Nixed

| February 25, 2014

GARDINER, Maine (AP) – The city manager in Gardiner is dropping his proposal to merge the city’s fire and police chief positions. The Kennebec Journal reports that city manager Scott Morelli plans to withdraw his proposal Wednesday and offer an alternative plan to cut costs. He originally proposed saving nearly $28,000 by combining the two […]

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$119 Million Budget Hole Needs Filling

$119 Million Budget Hole Needs Filling

| January 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says lawmakers must find a way to fill a $119 million hole in the state’s budget. A spokeswoman for Gov. LePage, said in an email Monday that the shortfall in the budget exceeds $130 million and that $119 million is needed to balance the two-year budget. […]

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Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers say the state needs to move quicker to address problems at a psychiatric hospital that lost more than half its operating budget. The federal government cut $20 million from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta in October, citing problems surrounding the creation of two separate units at the 92-bed […]

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