June 11, 2013
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage today reminded Mainers that the hospitals still haven't been paid.
"It's been 150 days and counting," said Governor LePage. "How much longer must the hospitals wait? It is time to end the political games and get our hospitals paid. Democratic leadership has ...
June 5, 2013
AUGUSTA - Democrats on the Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) today voted to deny a work session on LD 1556, a bill that was designed to study the potential effects of Medicaid welfare expansion in Maine. The vote followed a scheduled public hearing for the proposal.
LD 1556 was presented ...
June 3, 2013
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement today about the Democrats' efforts to expand welfare before they take care of the 3,100 disabled and elderly Mainers who are still on a waiting list for services in their homes and communities.
"I will not entertain any discussions about w...
May 30, 2013
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage responded today to a letter from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stating that Maine will not get increased federal funding if the state chooses to expand its Medicaid program to thousands of non-disabled parents.
CMS also rejected a requ...
May 29, 2013
AUGUSTA - With the Maine Legislature closing in on a deadline to pass a two-year budget, Democrats today unveiled their solution to cover the state budget shortfall: raise taxes on Mainers from every income tax level.
The Democrats' spending proposal calls for undoing the largest tax cut in Maine...
May 24, 2013
AUGUSTA - Maine Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau says the Legislature has a second chance to repay Maine hospitals, now that Governor Paul LePage has resubmitted the original legislation that would use a revenue bond to pay down the debt. The bond would be funded by proceeds from a state l...
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