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Fredette Urges Dems to Support Nursing Homes

May 1, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette and Assistant Leader Alex Willette are urging Senate Democrats to sustain Gov. LePage's veto of LD 1719, which would allocate tobacco settlement money for the Fund for a Healthy Maine, urging them instead to pass the Governor's bill to use those funds t...

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Rep. Dunphy's Bill to Help Anson-Madison Water District to Become Law

April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA - A bill introduced by Rep. Larry Dunphy (R-Embden) to aid the Anson and Madison Water District has been signed by Governor Paul LePage and will become law on July 30, or 90 days after the Legislature's expected adjournment on May 1.

Anson and Madison merged their water districts in 2...

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Limington Rep. Kinney Praises Enactment of Three Pro-Veteran Bills

April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA - Three bills cosponsored by State Representative Jonathan Kinney (R-Limington) will become law this summer after the adjournment of the Maine Legislature's 2014 session.

The first bill, LD 1632, would ask the federal government to recognize the environmental hazards that harmed mem...

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Other States Facing Welfare Fines Implementing Reforms

April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republicans on Wednesday said that other states missing welfare-to-work goals are reforming their welfare systems while majority Democratic politicians in Maine kill popular reform measures.

Maine Republicans in recent days have raised concerns about over $20 million in pena...

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As Unemployment Drops Again, House Republicans Tout Reforms

April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republicans on Friday praised news from the Maine Department of Labor that Maine's unemployment rate has dropped below six percent for the first time since September 2008, to 5.9 percent in March.

"Over the past few years, Gov. Paul LePage and Republican lawmakers have imple...

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Feds Fine Maine $7 Million for Low TANF Work Participation

April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage announced Thursday that Maine is facing an additional $7 million in federal penalties for a low work participation rate in its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program in 2011.

Maine already faces $13 million in similar penalties for 2...

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