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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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Maine Pellet Fuels Association Commends Rep. Timberlake

April 3, 2014

AUGUSTA - The association representing Maine pellet fuel manufacturers, heating equipment firms and retailers has commended Rep. Jeff Timberlake (R-Turner) for his proposal to establish a special program to enable low income families to purchase pellet stoves to replace heating systems using more ex...

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House GOP Leader Offers Welfare Reform Compromise

April 3, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette and Assistant Leader Alex Willette held a press conference Thursday to announce the introduction by Rep. Fredette of a compromise amendment to move welfare reform forward.

"Republicans want to implement reforms for the benefit of Maine taxpayers ...

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