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Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

| April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers on Maine’s budget-writing committee have reached a deal on a $30 million budget fix that also aims to reduce a wait list for services for people with disabilities. The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2015. […]

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Child Care Licensing Supervisor Reassigned

| March 10, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory […]

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More LIHEAP Money Coming to Maine

| January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King Thursday announced that Maine will receive an additional $5,411,630 in funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to release an additional $453 million to states.             “This additional funding is welcome […]

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Health Department Facing $100 Million Deficit

| January 10, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Democrats say the state’s health department faces a deficit of $100 million and are calling on Republican Gov. Paul LePage to work with lawmakers to address the shortfall. Democratic leaders said Friday that they haven’t received the information they need from department heads to craft a budget fix for […]

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Health Office to Relocate

| January 2, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has signed a contract to build a new office building for state health and labor department offices. LePage’s office says the lease for the new Health and Human Services and Department of Labor offices in South Portland will save the state more than $23.4 million over […]

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