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Gov. Paul LePage

LePage outraged that Legislature didn’t fund drug enforcement expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to bolster the state’s efforts to fight drug crimes died early Friday morning because of a lack of …
Gov. Paul LePage

Nine new LePage vetoes include lawmakers’ changes to his mining and educator evaluation rules

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill …
Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Maine to begin adding photos to public assistance cards in Bangor

AUGUSTA, Maine — Despite federal administrators’ reservations, Maine will begin adding recipients’ photographs to Electronic Benefits Transaction cards later this month, the state Department of …

‘We’ve got more cash than expenditures’ — Maine GOP says ethics panel’s website falsely creates impression of debt

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Republican Party officials are fending off allegations that the party is deep in debt, saying that an inaccurate state campaign finance …
Gov. Paul LePage

$50 million bond proposal package headed to LePage with strong bipartisan support

AUGUSTA, Maine — A package of six bond bills totaling $50 million sailed through the Legislature on Thursday night en route to consideration by Gov. …
Gov. Paul LePage discusses his welfare reform proposals in this March 2014 file photo.

LePage blasts Democrats for welfare-to-work fines

AUGUSTA, Maine — The federal Administration for Children & Families has notified the state that it could be liable for more than $7.1 million in …
Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick

Maine Legislature approves late, last-ditch push for Medicaid expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Legislature on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March, though the bill is likely …
Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick

House speaker makes final push for Medicaid expansion with plan based on New Hampshire

AUGUSTA, Maine — The debate over Medicaid expansion has dominated the 126th Legislature, and it will continue to do so as the session winds down …
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