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Bangor Daily News: How much, Doc? New laws aim to help Maine consumers understand medical bills

Posted: August 01, 2014

By Jackie Farwell Read more here. Sashie Misner of Harrison took her 16-year-old son to the local hospital last fall for an inflamed appendix. With...

WABI: Charlie Howard: 30 Years Later

Posted: July 08, 2014

By John Krinjak Read more here Thirty years ago today, a young man in Bangor was killed because he was gay. It’s a tragedy that many credit with...

SENATORS GRATWICK AND CAIN RECEIVE PERFECT SCORES ON LABOR RECORDS

Posted: June 23, 2014

State employees union praises lawmakers for commitment to working families   AUGUSTA – Democratic Senators Geoff Gratwick of Bangor and...

MPBN: "Maine DEP Withdraws Formaldehyde Rule Proposal, Dismaying Environmentalists"

Posted: May 07, 2014

By Susan Sharon Read more here. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have added the...

LEPAGE PUTS CAMPAIGN DONORS AHEAD OF MAINE KIDS’ HEALTH

Posted: May 06, 2014

Unilaterally nixes agreement to add formaldehyde to priority chemicals list   AUGUSTA -- Following reports that Governor LePage has formally...

HEALTH CARE COSTS TRANSPARENCY BILL BECOMES LAW

Posted: April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA – A bill to provide transparency in health care costs became law today. The legislation is a result of a special study commission chaired...

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Gratwick says Governor's war on the poor is a cynical political campaign strategy, a witch hunt

Posted: April 12, 2014

In his office, Governor LePage rings alarm bells on a daily basis about fraud and abuse. But his choice of when to sound the alarm is selective....

SENATE REPUBLICANS SUSTAIN LEPAGE VETO, DENY HEALTHCARE TO 70,000 MAINERS

Posted: April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA—In a 22-13 vote, Senate Republicans sustained Governor Paul LePage’s veto of a Republican-sponsored compromise measure to accept...

SENATE PROTECTS SUCCESSFUL ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM

Posted: April 07, 2014

Dems defeats three harmful LePage proposals AUGUSTA—The Senate joined the House in defeating three bills which would have put up barriers for...

SENATE DEMS PASS MEASURE TO GO AFTER FRAUD CASES

Posted: April 07, 2014

Measure seeks to move beyond anecdotes and fight actual abuse AUGUSTA -- In a vote of 21-14, the Maine Senate gave initial approval to a measure that...