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House Dems Reject 'Open for Biz' Proposal in Stubborn Defense of Status Quo

April 14, 2014

AUGUSTA - The House on Monday rejected LD 1835, Governor LePage's bill to create "Open for Business" zones, in a party-line, 91-55 vote. The innovative proposal would establish tax and energy incentives while allowing for limited "Right to Work" at former military bases in Brunswick and Presque Isl...

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Gov. LePage Signs Rep. Amy Volk's Human Trafficking Bill

April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage signed Scarborough Rep. Amy Volk's bill to help human trafficking victims into law late Thursday morning. The new law makes sex trafficking an affirmative defense to the charge of prostitution, preventing victims of trafficking from being branded with a criminal convi...

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House Republican Leaders Praise Budget Agreement

April 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders on Wednesday morning praised a budget deal reached by the Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee early Wednesday morning.

The deal closes a $30 million budget gap while moving disabled Mainers off of Medicaid wait lists and increasing ...

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Dems Shut Out Debate on GOP Welfare Compromise

April 8, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Democratic majority in the Maine House of Representatives late Tuesday prevented a vote on a compromise amendment on the last remaining welfare reform bill, LD 1822, which would prevent the use of welfare funds to buy certain prohibited items such as tobacco and alcohol. Rep. Sharri M...

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Rep. Fredette Urges Senate Dems to Pass His Work-Search-Before-Welfare Bill

April 7, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport on Monday urged Senate Democrats to approve LD 1815, his bill to establish an upfront work search requirement for job-ready Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) applicants.

"Opponents of welfare reform have spent a lot of t...

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Republicans Rally for Welfare Reform

April 7, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House and Senate Republican lawmakers on Friday afternoon rallied outside the State House to urge their Democratic colleagues to listen to their constituents and pass comprehensive welfare reform. They shared their own stories and those of their constituents regarding welfare abuse ...

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