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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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