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LePage to Introduce Bill to Aid Nursing Homes

| April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he will introduce a measure to boost funding for the state’s nursing homes. The Republican governor said Wednesday that his proposal would use tobacco settlement funds to increase the Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes this year. A LePage spokesman said the bill would provide $5 million […]

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LePage to Submit Bill for Drug Enforcement Effort

| April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is submitting a last-minute bill to fund new drug enforcement agents, judges and prosecutors to combat the state’s drug problem. The Republican governor proposed Wednesday to use revenue in the unclaimed property fund account, which holds things like checking accounts and insurance payments whose owner can’t be identified. […]

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LePage Vetoes Bill Targeting Tax Havens,

| April 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that aims to prevent companies from avoiding paying taxes in Maine by holding their profits overseas in tax havens. The bill was one of 15 the Republican governor vetoed on Monday. Democrats said the bill would save the state $10 million and is […]

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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The Democratic-led Legislature recently approved a $4 million measure that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in the fiscal year that starts in July. Nursing homes currently are reimbursed based on what their expenditures were […]

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LePage Vetoes Democrats’ Welfare Bill, 2 Others

| April 22, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would direct the administration to report on efforts to combat welfare fraud. The bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook requires the Department of Health and Human Services to report annually to the Legislature on its efforts to investigate fraud […]

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