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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 […]

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LePage Vetoes Fireworks Restrictions

| March 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would’ve placed some limits on fireworks use. LePage said the bill that would’ve restricted the use of fireworks before noon and clarified that their irresponsible use could represent disorderly conduct represented “heavy-handed regulations.” He also said the bill “seeks to roll back […]

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Maine Senate Overrides LePage Veto of Tobacco Bill

| January 21, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-controlled Senate has voted to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill seeking to increase access to treatment for people to quit smoking. The Senate’s 31-4 vote in favor of the bill Tuesday follows the House’s override of the veto last week. The bill provides insurance coverage […]

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Lawmakers Vote to Override LePage Veto of Quit Smoking Bill

| January 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have voted to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill aimed at helping Mainers get treatment to quit smoking. The Democratic-controlled House voted 131-10 in support of the bill that provides insurance coverage of costs for tobacco-cessation treatment for Medicaid program members. In his veto letter, Republican […]

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Lawmakers Override LePage’s Veto of the State Budget

| June 26, 2013

  This afternoon the House and Senate both voted to override Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto of the state budget bill, avoiding a government shutdown.┬áThe compromise budget measure will temporarily raise the state sales tax by half a percent, and raise meals and lodging taxes as well. The House voted 114-34 and the Senate voted […]

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