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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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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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LePage Wants Term Limits Tossed

LePage Wants Term Limits Tossed

| March 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must take “term limits and throw them out of the window.” LePage said Thursday that term limits means the Legislature is full of young people with “firm agendas” who pass bills that “are hurting us for the long haul.” Maine lawmakers can currently serve […]

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