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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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LePage Budget

LePage Budget

| March 11, 2015

Republican Governor Paul LePage is continuing his tour of Maine with a stop in Auburn to garner support for his proposed budget. LePage is holding¬†a town hall on Wednesday at Edward Little High School in Auburn. The governor will take questions from the public about his plan to lower the income tax while raising and […]

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Town officials concerned about LePage’s proposed state budget

Town officials concerned about LePage’s proposed state budget

| January 22, 2015

“Municipalities know what services their community needs more so than the state does I feel. I think the state should be helping us rather than making it harder for us,” said Houlton town manager Butch Asselin. Asselin is concerned about Governor LePage’s budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That’s because if the state goes […]

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Lepage Wants Money for Outside Counsel

Lepage Wants Money for Outside Counsel

| January 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to set aside $2 million in Maine’s budget to cover legal fees for cases in which the state’s top attorney declines to represent the state. LePage’s administration said that the governor is pursuing an “aggressive agenda” and wants to ensure funds are available if he must […]

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Plan ahead when budgeting for the holidays

Plan ahead when budgeting for the holidays

| December 24, 2014

With only a few days left until Christmas,¬†eager shoppers rush to stores to pick up that last gift for that special someone. But if they’re not careful, those Christmas gifts will land them in the red. “It’s great that these people opened the gifts up and they’re very happy, but then the gift you left […]

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