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Michaud Says Maine Needs Health Department Oversight

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud says Maine needs an oversight agency to combat waste and fraud in its welfare programs and mismanagement in the health department. The Democrat trying to unseat Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he will create an Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and […]

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LePage Appoints Auburn Mayor to Financial Post

| June 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage has appointed the mayor of Auburn to lead an office that seeks to boost efficiency in state government. The Republican governor said on Wednesday that Jonathan LaBonte has been appointed director of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management. Richard Rosen, who has led the office since 2012, […]

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LePage: Nursing Home Funding Need is ‘Critical’

| May 14, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers’ failure to approve his bill to increase funding for the state’s nursing homes could force more facilities to shut their doors. After visiting a nursing home in Portland on Wednesday, LePage criticized lawmakers for nixing his $5 million bill earlier this month. The Republican governor […]

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LePage Faults Liberals for Gridlock

| May 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is telling Portland business leaders that Democrats are to blame for what he calls pervasive gridlock in the state’s government. LePage spoke Thursday before the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. He focused heavily on education, welfare fraud and business growth, all of which he said were issues […]

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LePage Nominates Judges

| May 7, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated two individuals for top judicial appointments. LePage announced Wednesday he’s nominating Jeffery Hjelm to the Supreme Court of Maine and Deputy Attorney General William Stokes to Superior Court. Hjelm is a resident of Camden and a superior court justice for the Knox County Superior Court. […]

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