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Health Department Facing $100 Million Deficit

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

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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Maine to Get Almost $34 Million in Heating Assistance

Maine to Get Almost $34 Million in Heating Assistance

| November 4, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine is getting nearly $34 million in federal heating assistance funds. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s office says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making available $2.9 billion nationwide from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program, or LIHEAP, of which Maine’s share is $33.8 million. DHHS says it […]

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Problems at Psych Hospital May Soon Be Solved

Problems at Psych Hospital May Soon Be Solved

| October 29, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Governor Paul LePage’s top health official says the funding problems at a state-run psychiatric hospital still haven’t been solved, but could be soon. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew told lawmakers on Tuesday she is optimistic that federal regulators will return soon to inspect the Riverview Psychiatric […]

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