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Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

| June 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The Democratic-controlled House voted 109-37 to override the Republican governor’s veto on Tuesday. It faces a final vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. A spending plan must be in place by midnight or […]

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Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

| June 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Critics say his decision to retreat to his office and issue a flurry of vetoes shows a lack of leadership and […]

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FAME Merger

FAME Merger

| June 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Finance Authority of Maine and Maine Educational Loan Authority are merging under a bill signed into law by Gov. Paul LePage. The governor said Tuesday that the merger combines the best of two agencies and provides “one-stop shopping for their higher education finance needs.” The Maine Educational Loan Authority offers […]

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CPR Training

CPR Training

| June 4, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that will provide students the chance to learn how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 31-4 to override LePage’s veto of Republican Rep. Matt Pouliot’s bill on Thursday. The Democratic-led House supported the veto […]

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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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