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LePage Vetoes Items Worth $60 Million in $6 Billion Budget

LePage Vetoes Items Worth $60 Million in $6 Billion Budget

| June 18, 2015

This week LePage has vetoed 64 lines in the two year $6.7 Billion budget. Today he cut back school funding by about $30 million and funding for welfare programs by about $4 million. A LePage spokeswoman said he has vetoed about $60 million worth of spending. LePage has also vetoed numerous bills over the last […]

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LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging legislative leaders to back his effort to amend the constitution to abolish the state’s income tax. LePage’s two-year budget proposal includes a massive income tax cut, but he has said that his long-term goal is to eventually eliminate it and ensure it can’t be reinstated […]

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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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LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

| March 24, 2015

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has postponed a meeting with reporters to discuss additional law enforcement positions to address the state’s drug problem. The decision to postpone Tuesday’s press conference came moments before the governor announced that he had fired Brig. General James Campbell of the Maine National Guard. LePage was supposed to speak about his […]

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