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Fredette, LePage Roll Out Welfare Reform Bills

March 24, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport on Monday morning joined Governor Paul LePage, Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Mary Mayhew, and Mayor Bob MacDonald of Lewiston in introducing four bills designed to reform Maine's welfare system.

Re...

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Maine House Enacts Budget, Rainy Day Fund Bills

March 21, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives late Friday enacted two bills to restore the state's rainy day fund and balance the state's budget for fiscal year 2014 and part of fiscal year 2015.

"I'm glad that lawmakers from both parties were able to come together and manage Maine's finances,...

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Dems Agree to Pull Spending Amendment from Gov's Rainy Day Fund Bill

March 19, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee agreed early Wednesday morning to approve LD 1807, the Governor's bill to restore $21 million to the state's rainy day fund, with a clean vote.

Late last week, Democrats in a party line committee vote add...

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Statutory Parenting: Liberals Deny Job Opportunities for Teens

March 19, 2014

AUGUSTA - A bill introduced by the Department of Labor with the support of the Maine School Management Association to expand work opportunities for high school students was rejected with a party line vote of 85-58 in the Maine House on Wednesday morning. Not a single party testified in opposition t...

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Approps Votes Out Two Versions of Gov's Rainy Day Fund Bill

March 14, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee late Friday voted on LD 1807, Governor Paul LePage's bill to replenish the state's rainy day fund.

"Governor LePage provided a plan to restore the rainy day fund and release the bonds, letting us move for...

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MaineCare Must Prioritize Nursing Homes, Waitlists Over Able-Bodied Adults

March 14, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders on Friday called attention to the underfunding of services for disabled and elderly Mainers, saying that these should be the priorities of Maine's scarce Medicaid dollars, not able-bodied, predominantly young adults.

"Medicaid and other public assistance p...

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