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Bipartisan pair pursues "cold cash" for good cause

January 23, 2014

For Immediate Release

Jan. 23, 2013

Contact: Ann Kim [Cassidy] 287-1488; David Sorensen [Maker] 205-7793

AUGUSTA - Two Washington County lawmakers are reaching across the aisle and teaming up in a novel way to support a local polar bear dip.

Rep. Joyce Maker, R-Calais, has long...

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Public Hearing on Dem Tax Hike Proposal Reveals Economic Costs

January 22, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Wednesday held a public hearing on LR 2721, a Democratic proposal to eliminate business tax incentives and raid the state's rainy day fund in order to fill a $40 million hole in the state budget. Without this measur...

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Appropriations Committee Handles Budget-Busting Pension Bills

January 21, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Tuesday held work sessions on a slew of bills relating to the state pension.

One bill taken up but eventually tabled by the committee for consideration at another meeting aims to repeal a key provision of th...

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Republican Appropriators Support Spending Reductions

January 16, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Thursday afternoon is hearing public testimony on spending reduction recommendations put forward by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM).

The recommendations were required as a part of the state's bienn...

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Medicaid Expansion Study a Warning Against Signing Maine Taxpayers Up for ObamaCare

January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leadership encouraged their colleagues to consider the findings of an Alexander Group study released Friday before voting on the controversial proposal to have Maine pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare. The analysis estimates that the medical welfare e...

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Taxpayers Come Out in Force Against Medicaid Expansion

January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday held a public hearing on LD 1578, the bill to force the state to help fund an expansion of medical welfare to at least 70,000 able-bodied adults under ObamaCare.

The committee heard testimony in cyclesfive...

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