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SENATE ENACTS $50 MILLION IN BONDS

Posted: April 17, 2014

Focusing on 21st century jobs and industries   AUGUSTA – Today, the Senate enacted six bond bills totaling $50 million to create jobs and...

NH-STYLE EXPANSION BILL APPROVED IN SENATE

Posted: April 17, 2014

Private Option provision moves forward   AUGUSTA— In a 19-14 vote, the Senate approved an amended version of a bill to increase access to...

GOP SUSTAINS LEPAGE VETO OF BILL TO HELP MAINERS HEAT THEIR HOMES AFFORDABLY

Posted: April 16, 2014

Measure would have provided rebates for heat pumps and solar panels AUGUSTA--In a 22-13 vote, the Senate Republicans sustained Governor LePage’s...

GOP SUSTAINS VETO OF BILL TO CANCEL TROUBLED MAINECARE RIDES CONTRACTS

Posted: April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA--In a vote of 20-15 Republican Senators sustained Governor LePage’s veto of a measure that would have prevented the Department of Health...

VETO SPREE HITS THOUSANDS HURT BY FLAWED MAINECARE RIDES SYSTEM

Posted: April 14, 2014

LePage ignores impact on 45,000 Mainers depending on rides to medical appointments, work AUGUSTA-- In spite of months of mismanagement by his...

LEPAGE RIGHT TO WORK PROPOSAL DEFEATED IN SENATE

Posted: April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA—In a 22-13 vote, the Senate defeated Governor LePage’s proposal to make Maine a so-called right to work state. “This is politically...

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...

LEPAGE’S CAMPAIGN “LIE DETECTOR” BILL REJECTED BY SENATE

Posted: April 10, 2014

Ethics Commission isn’t referee for campaign squabbles   AUGUSTA—Today the Senate unanimously rejected a proposal by Governor Paul LePage...

Dems call on LePage to sign offshore tax havens bill

Posted: April 09, 2014

Bill stops multinationals from evading taxes, levels field for Maine businesses AUGUSTA – Democrats on Wednesday called on Gov. Paul LePage to sign...

SENATE REJECTS LEPAGE’S ATTEMPT AT OBSTRUCTING GOOD GOVERNMENT

Posted: April 08, 2014

Overrides 12th Veto AUGUSTA—In a 32-0 vote, the Senate voted for the twelfth time to override another of Governor Paul LePage’s vetoes, this...