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Bill to Reform Marine Resources Enforcement Receives Public Hearing

February 12, 2014

AUGUSTA - A bill sponsored by Rep. Peter Doak (R-Columbia Falls) to improve the enforcement of marine resources laws received its public hearing before the Maine Legislature's Marine Resources Committee Wednesday.

The bill, LD 1723, was crafted by the state's Department of Marine Resources ...

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Republicans Propose Alternatives to Rainy Day Fund Raid

February 11, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday took up LD 1762, the bill that forestalls $40 million in revenue sharing cuts with a $21 million raid on the rainy day fund, a $4 million sweep of the income tax relief fund, and $15 million in revenue surpluses.

Republican lawmakers o...

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GOP Appropriators Say State Employees Compete with Medicaid, Revenue Sharing for Funding

February 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Monday held a public hearing on LD 1639, a bill to give over $15 million over the next four years in merit and longevity pay to state employees, as required by their collective bargaining agreement.

"While t...

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House GOP Statement on Alexander Group Bill

February 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport issued the following statement regarding a Democratic bill, announced today, to nullify the contract between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Alexander Group, a Medicaid cost control consulting firm.

"This is...

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Dems' Call Center Bill Sends Clear Message: 'Don't Come to Maine'

February 7, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republicans on Friday panned an anti-jobs bill that targets call centers in the state and had its public hearing before the legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) Committee Thursday.

The bill, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Troy...

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DISGRACE: In Surprise Vote, Dems Raid Rainy Day, Tax Relief Funds

February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA - In an unprecedented move by majority lawmakers Monday night, the Democratic members of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee voted "Ought to Pass" on a $40 million budget proposal without a single Republican present.

Democrats had met with their Republican colleagues ...

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