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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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Maine Scrambles to Regain Funds for Psych Hospital

| October 9, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s top health official says the department remains confident it will be able to reinstate federal funding for a state-run psychiatric hospital that recently lost more than half its operating budget. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cut nearly $20 million dollars from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta last week, citing […]

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LePage Administration Laying Out Programs to Save $35 Million

| October 2, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is laying out programs and positions that could be cut to save $35 million in the state budget. Richard Rosen, the director of the Office of Policy and Management, presented the proposal to the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. The administration’s proposal includes eliminating about 97 governmental positions […]

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