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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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Teacher Retirement Pay Bill to Go Into Law

Teacher Retirement Pay Bill to Go Into Law

| March 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Legislature has overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that allows retired teachers who return to work to get paid in full. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 29-5 to override the Republican governor’s veto Thursday, following the same action in the House earlier this week. The bill allows teachers […]

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New Mining Regulations to be Looked At

New Mining Regulations to be Looked At

| February 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are beginning to examine proposed new mining regulations that are likely to spark a hot debate in the Democrat-led legislature. Supporters of the rules told the Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday that Maine’s current regulations are so onerous that they’ve essentially discouraged all mining and that the […]

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Short Week for Legislature

Short Week for Legislature

| January 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are returning this week for a short session during which they’ll debate both new issues and old. The Democrat-controlled Legislature returns on Wednesday for the 2014 session. Among the items on the agenda will be a renewed effort from Democrats to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 70,000 Mainers under […]

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LEAD in Augusta

LEAD in Augusta

| January 31, 2013

Business interests in Aroostook County had the ear of lawmakers as the annual Aroostook Day at the Legislature took place in Augusta. The event is sponsored by Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development and Dick Palm explains what this event is all about.

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