May 21, 2013
AUGUSTA - Paying back Maine's hospitals may now be more expensive, after Maine Senate Democrats today voted to strip the emergency preamble from the hospital repayment bill, LD 1546.
In doing so, the bill now only needs the approval of a majority of the Senate and House of Representatives, rather...
May 17, 2013
AUGUSTA - Ignoring public sentiment, Democrats on the Veterans and Legal Affairs (VLA) Committee today approved a measure that makes repayment of Maine's hospitals contingent on the expansion of Medicaid in Maine.
Maine hospitals are owed $484 million by the State of Maine. Earlier this week, Com...
May 16, 2013
AUGUSTA - Lawmakers on two legislative committees today were on the brink of passing unanimous votes to approve the plan to pay off Maine's $484 million hospital debt, only to have the agreement sidetracked once again by last-minute maneuvering by Democratic leadership.
The bill that would pay t...
May 13, 2013
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage met this morning with representatives of the Maine State Employees Association (MSEA) to demand that the union stop spreading fear and misinformation about the Governor calling for state government shutdown.
"You are lying," the Governor told Tim Belcher, general...
May 10, 2013
AUGUSTA -A bill that would have banned the use of food stamps to purchase items such as soda, chips, and candy in Maine has been defeated by a legislative committee.
LD 1411," Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services to Request a Waiver To Prohibit the Use of Food Supplemen...
May 9, 2013
AUGUSTA - Maine Legislative leaders today approved $30,000 in state funding to aid those who lost their homes in the recent series of apartment building fires in the City of Lewiston. The emergency funding was granted during an emergency meeting of the Maine Legislative Council.
More than 200 peo...
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