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Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

| April 4, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is making an aggressive push away from the renewable energy policies of his predecessor as he looks to open the door to more hydropower from Canada and natural gas to bring down Maine’s electricity costs. While many of LePage’s past energy efforts have fallen flat, he will have […]

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Town Hall Confrontation

Town Hall Confrontation

| April 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage says an outburst by a former Democratic lawmaker at his most recent town hall meeting isn’t going to stop him from talking to residents about his plan to overhaul the tax code. The Saco town hall on Thursday ended abruptly after former Biddeford mayor and lawmaker Joanne […]

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Energy Overhaul

Energy Overhaul

| April 1, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill backed by the top Republican in the House and Gov. Paul LePage would create a Maine energy commissioner and give the governor the power to nominate the head of an independent agency that helps residents lower their energy bills. Rep. Ken Fredette’s proposal unveiled Wednesday would make the director […]

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$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

$28 Million Budget Fix Heads to Gov. LePage

| March 31, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have sent a $28 million budget bill to Gov. Paul LePage that addresses a funding shortfall for county jails and supports a state-run psychiatric hospital. The House voted 146-1 to give the supplemental budget bill final approval on Tuesday. The Senate followed with a unanimous vote. It provides funding […]

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LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

| March 24, 2015

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has postponed a meeting with reporters to discuss additional law enforcement positions to address the state’s drug problem. The decision to postpone Tuesday’s press conference came moments before the governor announced that he had fired Brig. General James Campbell of the Maine National Guard. LePage was supposed to speak about his […]

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