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Doak resigns as MSAD 27 superintendent, accepting same position in RSU 39

Doak resigns as MSAD 27 superintendent, accepting same position in RSU 39

| July 24, 2015

At the MSAD 27 budget hearing Tim Doak resigned as superintendent. Doak has served five years as superintendent and previously spent seven as a principal in the district. He will be accepting the same position in RSU 39, which serves Caribou, Limestone, and Stockholm. MSAD 27 school board chairman Barry Ouellette says, “we will miss […]

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UMaine System faces $16M loss for last budget year

UMaine System faces $16M loss for last budget year

| July 21, 2015

BANGOR – The University of Maine System is facing a $16 million operating loss for the budget year that just ended because of $11 million in new retirement and severance costs. The seven-campus system also saw a $3.5 million loss in one of its investment funds. The Portland Press Herald reports that the $519 million […]

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Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

| June 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The Democratic-controlled House voted 109-37 to override the Republican governor’s veto on Tuesday. It faces a final vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. A spending plan must be in place by midnight or […]

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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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