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Merging of Gardiner Fire and Police Chiefs Nixed

| February 25, 2014

GARDINER, Maine (AP) – The city manager in Gardiner is dropping his proposal to merge the city’s fire and police chief positions. The Kennebec Journal reports that city manager Scott Morelli plans to withdraw his proposal Wednesday and offer an alternative plan to cut costs. He originally proposed saving nearly $28,000 by combining the two […]

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$119 Million Budget Hole Needs Filling

| January 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says lawmakers must find a way to fill a $119 million hole in the state’s budget. A spokeswoman for Gov. LePage, said in an email Monday that the shortfall in the budget exceeds $130 million and that $119 million is needed to balance the two-year budget. […]

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Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers say the state needs to move quicker to address problems at a psychiatric hospital that lost more than half its operating budget. The federal government cut $20 million from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta in October, citing problems surrounding the creation of two separate units at the 92-bed […]

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Madawaska School Department Relieved; Budget Passes

| November 7, 2013

It’s been a long time coming but people who work for the Madawaska School Department are finally feeling a sense of security. On Tuesday, voters approved the school department’s much debated budget for the 2013-14 year. Ginette Albert, Madawaska Superintendent of Schools says, “you wouldn’t believe the relief and the staff too the staff they […]

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King Appointed to Budget Committee

| October 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Angus King of Maine has been appointed to a House and Senate budget conference committee that aims to create a long-term budget plan by Dec. 13 to avert another government shutdown. The conference committee, which consists of 29 members from the House and Senate, came about as a result of the […]

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