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Appropriations Committee Passes Supplemental Budget

February 13, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee today voted unanimously to approve a supplemental budget to cover a $35.5 million revenue shortfall and an $87 million Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget overrun for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.

The budget...

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Demonstrators Rally Outside State House in Support of Gun Rights

February 8, 2013

AUGUSTA - About 100 concerned citizens came to the State House for an outside demonstration in support of the 2nd Amendment and the gun rights guaranteed by Maine's Constitution today. They braved the 5 degree weather and horizontal snow for roughly two hours as a series of speakers addressed the c...

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House Republican Leaders Respond to State of the State Address

February 6, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders Rep. Ken Fredette (R-Newport) and Alexander Willette (R-Mapleton) applauded Governor LePage's message in his State of the State address tonight. The speech was delivered in the House Chamber before a joint session of the Legislature.

"I think the Governor...

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Dems Defend Educational Status Quo, Attack Charter Schools Again

January 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee today voted out a measure to curtail funding from charter schools. The vote fell on party lines, 8-5, with all five Republicans opposing the measure.

Department of Education commissioner Stephen Bowen and Department of Ad...

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New Numbers Show GOP Health Insurance Reform Paying Off

January 25, 2013

AUGUSTA - Health insurance premiums for the fourth quarter of 2012 are out, and they bring good news for Mainers with private insurance policies. See below for charts distributed by the Bureau of Insurance before the Legislature's Insurance and Financial Services Committee yesterday.

In the...

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LCRED Republicans Express Concern over Small Biz Advocate Appointment

January 24, 2013

AUGUSTA - By all accounts, Jay Martin was a competent, knowledgeable, and responsive Small Business Advocate for the Office of the Secretary of State. The Legislature created the position in 2011 as a result of the findings of a bipartisan regulatory reform commission.

In addition to over...

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