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Maine Lawmakers OK Budget Fix and Rainy Day Fund Bill

| March 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are sending a bill to fix a shortfall in the state budget and replenish the rainy day fund to Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The House voted 121-6 in favor of the bill addressing a $40 million shortfall this fiscal year and part of next year’s budget gap. The Senate […]

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UMaine Cuts

| March 7, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine System will cut up to 165 jobs in the coming year and the number could grow because of additional cuts that are under consideration, Chancellor James Page told state lawmakers Friday. The university system is already facing a $36 million shortfall but another $9 million could be […]

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Budget Shortfall Due to Medicaid Spending

| January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s finance chief says more than 90 percent of the roughly $119 million shortfall in the state’s budget identified by Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is caused by Medicaid spending. Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Sawin Millett told reporters Tuesday that about $108 million of the gap is a […]

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