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Dem Leadership Suspends Public Hearing Notification Requirement

May 2, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Speaker Mark Eves and Senate President Justin Alfond announced today that a backlog of almost 1,000 bills still in committees has led them to suspend the requirement that all public hearings be advertised. Additionally, leadership put a rush order on all bills, requiring that those ...

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Democrats Show True Colors on School Grading

May 1, 2013

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage and Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen unveiled a simple, yet comprehensive system for inspiring school improvement and empowering parental involvement in public education. The program grades Maine schools on an A-F scale in Republicans' latest effort ...

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Legislative Republicans to Democrats: Give Hospitals a Clean Vote

April 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - House and Senate Republican leadership held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to call on Democrats to bring the commonsense measure to pay Maine's hospital bills to a clean vote, without Medicaid expansion or other add-ons attached.

"Paying our hospital bills so we can get Maine...

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RFC Report Underscores Flaws in Part II of Dems' Tax Hike Package

April 26, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) today reported that state tax revenues are projected to be roughly $60 million less than anticipated for the upcoming biennial budget. The downward projections stem from lower than anticipated sales and corporate tax revenue, signaling a strained bu...

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GOP Leader Visits Lewiston Refugee Community

April 26, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) visited the United Somali Women of Maine (USWM) on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Friday. After spending about two hours meeting with community leaders, Fatuma Hussein, Director of USWM, gave Fredette a tour of several refugee-owned businesses a...

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Democrats Vote to Spend More Money Maine Doesn't Have

April 25, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Democrats today voted in favor of two bills to increase spending at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by almost $10 million per year. The two bills proscribe $41.6 million in new spending over the next four fiscal years and for the remainder of the current fiscal ye...

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