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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...

Bangor Daily News: Senate Democrats flip the script on Republicans with bill banning welfare spending on tobacco, liquor, lottery

Posted: April 08, 2014

By Mario Moretto Read more here AUGUSTA, Maine — A surreal reversal in the Maine Senate on Monday saw majority Democrats advance a bill to ban...

SENATE DEMS SUPPORT BAN ON TOBACCO, BOOZE, AND BAIL WITH TANF DOLLARS

Posted: April 07, 2014

GOP take “my way or the highway” approach and reject compromise AUGUSTA—In a 20-15 vote, the Senate approved a bill to protect assistance for...

BILL TO KEEP CALL CENTER JOBS IN MAINE MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 07, 2014

AUGUSTA – In a party-line vote of 20-15, the Senate approved a measure addressing the off-shoring of Maine call center jobs. “This bill would...

SENATE REPUBLICANS SUSTAIN LEPAGE VETO OF TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Posted: April 04, 2014

GOP lawmakers flip flop on support, “complicit in obstruction” AUGUSTA— The Senate fell short of the two-thirds needed to override Governor...