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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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Un-CHARTERED Territory: Charter Schools in Maine Part Three

| April 2, 2013

There are two operating charter schools in Maine. But last month, the Maine Charter School Commission approved two new charter schools that will open next fall in Harpswell and Gray. There are none in Aroostook County but that doesn’t quell the concerns of some local school officials who say every charter school that exists in […]

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Town Managers Discuss LePage’s Budget Proposal

| March 27, 2013

Governor LePage’s proposed biennial budget has stirred up quite the response from town and city leaders in the state. Katie Zarrilli spoke to town managers in Easton and Mars Hill.

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State Wants to Pay Off Hospital Debt

| January 16, 2013

Governor LePage announced Tuesday that he wants to pay back the 484 million dollars the state has owed its 39 hospitals for several years.If the proposal goes through, all four hospitals right here in the county will each receive quite a bit of cash. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli reports.

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Maine Public Schools Face Cut in State Aid

| December 29, 2012

Governor LePage’s order to cut state spending by $35 and a half million dollars is bad news for schools. The Department of Education is facing a 12.6 million dollar cut in state aid to local schools. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli explains what the impact will be.

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