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Dems Try to Ram Welfare Expansion Through Maine House

June 19, 2013

AUGUSTA - Majority Democrats in the Maine House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon attempted but failed to override Governor LePage's veto of LD 1066, the medical welfare expansion proposal that would cost Maine taxpayers an estimated $150 million per biennium long-term. The measure has been...

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Republicans Ready to Stop Another Expensive Welfare Expansion

June 18, 2013

AUGUSTA - After Governor LePage last night vetoed LD 1066, the bill to expand Maine's Medicaid program by at least $150 million per biennium, the bill was sent back to the House. The Speaker may call for an override vote at any time. House Republicans stand ready to sustain the Governor's veto and ...

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Maine Dems Push Yet Another Fee Increase

June 17, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives voted Monday in favor of yet another fee increase measure. The bill, LD 1263, imposes a 13 percent increase on resident snowmobile registration fees with a $5 hike, from $40 to $45. This fee hike comes on the heels of Democrat-led increases to ATV regis...

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GOP Rep. Proposes Amendments to Remove Neediest Mainers from DHHS Waitlists

June 11, 2013

AUGUSTA - In anticipation of another vote on LD 1066, the Medicaid expansion measure, Rep. Deborah Sanderson (R-Chelsea), has introduced two floor amendments to require that funding be provided to take 3,100 elderly and disabled Mainers off of MaineCare waitlists and give them the care for which the...

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House Republicans Demand Chance to Vote on Hospital Debt

June 11, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders Tuesday called on Democratic leadership to bring forward the bipartisan measure to pay off Maine's hospital bills without delay. It has been 12 days since Democrats announced that even though the merged hospital debt and Medicaid expansion mega-bill did not surviv...

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Democrats Increase ATV Registration Fees

June 10, 2013

AUGUSTA - Over Republican objections, the Maine House of Representatives on Monday enacted LD 911, a bill to increase all-terrain vehicle (ATV) registration fees by $5. The fee hike bill, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Briggs (D-Mexico), had received a divided 8-5 endorsement from the legislature's Inland...

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