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Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

Maine House overrides LePage’s veto of $6.7B state budget

| June 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The Democratic-controlled House voted 109-37 to override the Republican governor’s veto on Tuesday. It faces a final vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. A spending plan must be in place by midnight or […]

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CPR Training

CPR Training

| June 4, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that will provide students the chance to learn how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 31-4 to override LePage’s veto of Republican Rep. Matt Pouliot’s bill on Thursday. The Democratic-led House supported the veto […]

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LePage Vetoes Bill Targeting Tax Havens,

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

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

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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