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LePage Rolls out Bill to Address ‘Welfare Cliff’

LePage Rolls out Bill to Address ‘Welfare Cliff’

| May 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is promoting a bill that seeks to fix a problem in the welfare system that can discourage recipients from accepting a raise or working more hours. The bill that LePage outlined Tuesday seeks to smooth out the so-called “welfare cliff” by ensuring recipients don’t immediately lose all […]

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LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging legislative leaders to back his effort to amend the constitution to abolish the state’s income tax. LePage’s two-year budget proposal includes a massive income tax cut, but he has said that his long-term goal is to eventually eliminate it and ensure it can’t be reinstated […]

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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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