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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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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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