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New Budget Agreement May Prevent Shutdown

New Budget Agreement May Prevent Shutdown

| June 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have announced a budget agreement that they say will prevent a shutdown of state government. Democratic and Republican legislative leaders announced the bipartisan agreement late Monday night that includes tax cuts, investment in students and workers, property tax relief and welfare reform. Lawmakers did not release the specifics of […]

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LePage Sending Out Layoff Notices

LePage Sending Out Layoff Notices

| December 16, 2013

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s sending layoff notices to 58 state employees in case of another federal government shutdown. The Republican governor says that while a shutdown is unlikely, the union contract requires his office to “adhere to a rigid timeline” for notifying employees about layoffs. He says notices will start going out Monday […]

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Laid Off State Employees Back on the Job

Laid Off State Employees Back on the Job

| October 18, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage says all state employees who were temporarily laid off during the federal government shutdown are back at work. The Republican governor said those who were furloughed or displaced to a different position returned to work as normal on Friday. LePage says that disability determination specialists at the Winthrop […]

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King Appointed to Budget Committee

King Appointed to Budget Committee

| October 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Angus King of Maine has been appointed to a House and Senate budget conference committee that aims to create a long-term budget plan by Dec. 13 to avert another government shutdown. The conference committee, which consists of 29 members from the House and Senate, came about as a result of the […]

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End to Shutdown Appears Imminent

End to Shutdown Appears Imminent

| October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. The vote was 81-18 Wednesday night. The measure now heads to the House, which is expected to back the bill before day’s end. Senate passage came several hours after Majority Leader Harry Reid and […]

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