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Maine Senate OKs Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers

Maine Senate OKs Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers

| June 19, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has approved a measure that would ensure that the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state continue to receive municipal welfare benefits. The Senate voted 29-5 on Thursday in favor of an amendment introduced by Republican Sen. Amy Volk that would allow asylum seekers to qualify […]

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LePage Proposes Drug Rules for Welfare Recipients

LePage Proposes Drug Rules for Welfare Recipients

| May 16, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is continuing his effort to crack down on drug use by welfare recipients. The governor is proposing to eliminate benefits under the food stamp program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program for anyone with a felony drug conviction. He also wants to require screenings that […]

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Maine Senate Approves LePage Nominee for Finance Chief

Maine Senate Approves LePage Nominee for Finance Chief

| February 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has given approval to Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for finance chief. The Republican-led Senate voted unanimously in favor of Richard Rosen becoming the commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Rosen has been the acting commissioner of the department since former department head Sawin Millett […]

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First Lady LePage Skydiving

First Lady LePage Skydiving

| August 9, 2014

This was a big weekend for the valley. Lots of events going on including the World Acadian Congress and Freedom Fest in Fort Kent. One of the highlights of the Freedom fest was a very special jump from First Lady Anne LePage and Quadruple Amputee Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. The jump took place with the […]

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County Hospitals Reimbursed for MaineCare Debt

County Hospitals Reimbursed for MaineCare Debt

| September 30, 2013

It’s money that’s been owed for a long, long time – but this month Governor LePage came through on one of his big promises — paying the state’s hospitals their shares of the nearly 2 billion dollars they’re owed from the combined state and federal MaineCare debt. “This is really not a windfall,” says Sylvia Getman, […]

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