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As Unemployment Drops Again, House Republicans Tout Reforms

April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republicans on Friday praised news from the Maine Department of Labor that Maine's unemployment rate has dropped below six percent for the first time since September 2008, to 5.9 percent in March.

"Over the past few years, Gov. Paul LePage and Republican lawmakers have imple...

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Feds Fine Maine $7 Million for Low TANF Work Participation

April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage announced Thursday that Maine is facing an additional $7 million in federal penalties for a low work participation rate in its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program in 2011.

Maine already faces $13 million in similar penalties for 2...

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House Republican Leader's Statement on Medicaid Expansion Bill

April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport issued the following statement regarding the upcoming vote on LD 1578, the Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by House Speaker Mark Eves (D-North Berwick).

"Speaker Eves and I may have strong differences on economic and health policy, ...

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Poll Shows Strong Support for Welfare Reform, Not Expansion

April 16, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Pan Atlantic SMS Group, a Portland-based research firm with a reputation for leaning left, has released its 53rd Maine omnibus poll. The poll indicates strong support for welfare reform in the wake of liberal politicians killing four welfare reform bills introduced by Republicans and ...

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Dems to Mainers: Education Status Quo Will Have to Do

April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Democrats on Tuesday voted in favor of LD 995, a bill sponsored by Democratic Senate President Justin Alfond to ban virtual charter schools in Maine. House Republicans opposed the regressive measure.

"Day after day as the legislative session winds down, we're seeing Dem...

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House Republican Leader's Statement on Budget Enactment

April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport issued the following statement upon the enactment in the House of LD 1858, the supplemental budget for fiscal year 2015. The budget passed with a vote of 136-8 early Tuesday afternoon.

"I'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats...

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