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GOP to Dems: Accept Compromise, Pay Hospitals Without Conditions

May 23, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport today introduced a bill to his fellow members of leadership of both parties that would establish a study group on Medicaid expansion. He presented the measure, which requires approval of a majority of the 10 members of leadership, to the Leg...

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Dems Ram Through Welfare Expansion Monstrosity Despite Sure Veto

May 21, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Democrats tonight rammed through LD 1546, 87-57, in a late-night vote. The bill merged two initiatives: the popular, bipartisan measure to pay off Maine's welfare debt to its hospitals with a liquor revenue bond and LD 1066, the contentious bill to expand Maine's medical welfare pro...

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Education Committee Votes to Cap Test Scores as Percentage of Teacher Evaluations

May 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Education Committee on Monday voted "ought to pass as amended" on a bill to cap the portion of teacher evaluations to be determined by year-over-year changes to students' standardized testing scores. Rep. Bruce MacDonald (D-Boothbay), co-chair of the committee, sponsored...

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Poll Results Show Support for Less Spending, Hospital Payment

May 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - Assistant House Republican Leader Alexander Willette of Mapleton said Tuesday that a newly-released poll sends a clear, two-pronged message to Democratic legislative leadership: Mainers want government to stop its over-spending and balance the budget, not raise taxes; and Maine hospitals d...

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Democrats Circle Wagons Around Welfare State

May 10, 2013

AUGUSTA - Democrats on the Legislature's Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee Thursday killed a bill that would allow the state to request a waiver from the federal government in order to exclude "junk food" from eligible food stamp purchases. Junk food includes soda, candy, and other foods wi...

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House Republicans Recognize Teacher Appreciation Week (Day 4)

May 10, 2013

AUGUSTA - May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time when Americans take a moment to recognize the hard and important work teachers do every day. Each day this week, Republican state representatives are telling their own stories of teachers who made a difference in their lives.

This week, ...

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