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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LePage Vetoes Fireworks Restrictions

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

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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