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Democratic lawmakers call for investigation into allegation that Governor LePage forced Jason Parent’s resignation from World Acadian Congress

Democratic lawmakers call for investigation into allegation that Governor LePage forced Jason Parent’s resignation from World Acadian Congress

| July 31, 2015

Democratic state representatives Danny Martin and Bob Saucier want to get to the bottom of it. They’re calling for an investigation into whether or not Governor LePage or anyone in his administration forced Aroostook County’s Jason Parent to resign as Maine International President of the World Acadian Congress, and whether it was done under threat […]

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Maine lawmakers returning to Augusta with short to-do list

Maine lawmakers returning to Augusta with short to-do list

| July 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine lawmakers had been bracing for a busy final day in Augusta dedicated to trying to override Gov. Paul LePage’s vetoes. But their to-do list when they return on Thursday will be much shorter than they had expected. Dozens of bills that they had anticipated that LePage would veto are now the […]

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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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