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Maine Senate Overrides LePage Vetoes

Maine Senate Overrides LePage Vetoes

| April 2, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has followed the actions of the House to overturn two of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s vetoes. The Democratic-led House and Senate overturned LePage’s veto of a bill Wednesday creating a study group aimed at strengthening laws to protect children from abuse and neglect. LePage said the Department […]

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Gov. LePage to Visit Morocco for UNE Event

Gov. LePage to Visit Morocco for UNE Event

| March 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage will travel to Morocco this month to help celebrate the University of New England’s new campus in Tangier. The Republican governor’s office said Friday that LePage will also seek trade opportunities for Maine when he visits the country for the ceremony on April 22. Among the others […]

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Cities Could Get Less General Assistance

Cities Could Get Less General Assistance

| March 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Cities like Portland, Bangor and Lewiston could get less money from the state for their municipal welfare programs, under a proposal from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. The Republican governor has introduced a bill to standardize the reimbursement rate at 50 percent across all cities for general assistance, the all-purpose welfare program […]

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Governor Paul LePage Attends Loring Job Corps Graduation

Governor Paul LePage Attends Loring Job Corps Graduation

| March 24, 2014

Some 40 students from Loring Job Corps got their sheep skins and some sage advice today from Maine Governor Paul LePage. Shawn Cunningham reports. This graduation march is more than pomp and circumstance for these 47 Job Corps students. It’s one dream fulfilled…graduation and the chance to realize so many more dreams when they leave. […]

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Maine Lawmakers OK Budget Fix and Rainy Day Fund Bill

Maine Lawmakers OK Budget Fix and Rainy Day Fund Bill

| March 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are sending a bill to fix a shortfall in the state budget and replenish the rainy day fund to Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The House voted 121-6 in favor of the bill addressing a $40 million shortfall this fiscal year and part of next year’s budget gap. The Senate […]

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