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“Beneath the Harvest Sky” Film Premiere

“Beneath the Harvest Sky” Film Premiere

| April 18, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary about Maine troop greeters are ready for the U.S. premiere of their new film, “Beneath the Harvest Sky.” The first feature-length movie by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will be shown Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Set in the […]

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A Bill to Increase Dental Care in Rural Areas of Maine Has Been Approved

A Bill to Increase Dental Care in Rural Areas of Maine Has Been Approved

| April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Senate has approved a bill supporters say will increase access to dental care in rural areas of Maine.  The Portland Press Herald reports that the bill that creates a new type of dental provider, known as a “mid-level dental therapist,” has been already won approval in the House. It now […]

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$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

| April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects has been approved by the Legislature. The House and Senate approved the six bond proposals on Thursday as they wrapped up their work for the short session. Among the approved measures is a $12 million proposal […]

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Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

| April 18, 2014

 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A final attempt to expand Medicaid coverage has been approved by lawmakers.  Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid for one year to more than 70,000 low-income residents, while seeking a waiver from the federal government. With a waiver, the state could use the funds to cover roughly 55,000 […]

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Legislature Wrapping Up

Legislature Wrapping Up

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are quickly wrapping up their short legislative session filled with partisan battles over welfare and Medicaid expansion. The Legislature is spending Thursday voting on the last pieces of legislation on their agenda for the session. They’re expected to finish their work this week and then return in early May […]

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