Top Stories

Tag: veto

MaineCare Rides Bill Fails Veto Override Attempt

MaineCare Rides Bill Fails Veto Override Attempt

| April 15, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have failed to keep alive a bill that supporters say would have improved the criticized MaineCare rides program. The bill would have barred Maine from renewing its current contracts with companies in the program and canceled the state’s request for new contracts. It was introduced after the state […]

Continue Reading

Maine House Overrides Veto of Solar Rebate Bill

Maine House Overrides Veto of Solar Rebate Bill

| April 14, 2014

Maine’s House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill restoring a rebate program for solar panels. The Democratic-led House voted 105-41 to override the Republican governor’s veto of the bill that would provide $1 million for the program that would last more than two years. It now goes to […]

Continue Reading

Gov. LePage Vetoes Solar Power Bill

Gov. LePage Vetoes Solar Power Bill

| April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would restore a rebate program for people that buy solar power systems. The bill vetoed by the Republican governor on Friday would provide $1 million for the program that would last more than two years. The bill was amended by Republican Rep. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Medicaid Expansion Still Up in the Air

Medicaid Expansion Still Up in the Air

| March 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-controlled House has given initial approval a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 70,000 residents, but whether it will have enough support to survive a future veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage remains unclear. The House backed the bill 97-49, falling just shy of the two-thirds support of present […]

Continue Reading