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Tax Cut Referendum Bill Gets Pushback

Tax Cut Referendum Bill Gets Pushback

| March 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to ask voters if they want to reduce government spending and taxes is getting a cool response from Democrats. The proposal Maine’s Taxation Committee examined on Wednesday would have the state hold a referendum in June asking voters if they want to lower income tax rates, […]

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Democrats and LePage Still at Odds Over Bonds

Democrats and LePage Still at Odds Over Bonds

| March 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – There’s no end in sight in the battle between Democratic lawmakers and LePage over millions of dollars in bonds the governor is refusing to sign off on. Democratic leaders called on LePage Monday to immediately release the bonds now that the Appropriations Committee has approved his bill to replenish the rainy […]

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LePage Signs Several Bills

LePage Signs Several Bills

| March 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – While Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic leaders continue to spar over Medicaid expansion and the state budget, the Republican governor is signing several proposals lawmakers are sending to his desk. Among several bills LePage signed Sunday is one that bans alleged domestic violence and sexual assault offenders from contacting victims between […]

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Senate Endorses Medicaid Expansion

Senate Endorses Medicaid Expansion

| March 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has endorsed a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but its future in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is uncertain. The 22-13 vote in the Senate falls short of the two-thirds support lawmakers will need to override a veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. But it faces […]

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Lepage Asks Lawmakers to Help Fight Drug Problem

Lepage Asks Lawmakers to Help Fight Drug Problem

| March 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is calling on lawmakers to support his proposal to boost law enforcement to combat the state’s drug problem. The Republican governor has submitted a nearly $3 million measure to fund 14 new drug enforcement agents. It would also add four judges and four prosecutors in the attorney […]

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