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SENATE OVERRIDES VETO OF BILL TO INCREASE DENTAL ACCESS IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

Posted: May 01, 2014

AUGUSTA – In a 30-5 vote, the Senate voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of a bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of...

LEPAGE VETOES EXPANSION FOR FOURTH TIME

Posted: April 30, 2014

Maine is only state in New England to deny expansion offer   AUGUSTA--Governor LePage took another opportunity to deny lifesaving health care...

LEPAGE VETOES BILL PROTECTING WORKERS’ SEVERANCE PAY

Posted: April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage vetoed a bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to allow former employees of the Maine...

LEPAGE VETOES BILL TO INCREASE ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

Posted: April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA – LePage vetoes unanimously supported measure to increase access to dental care in underserved areas.   “All too often families in...

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BOND OFF FOR VOTER APPROVAL

Posted: April 28, 2014

MDI Lab to get $3 million for biomedical research   AUGUSTA—A bond measure sponsored by Senator Emily Cain of Orono to provide $3 million...

THERMAL ENERGY BILL CAUGHT IN LEPAGE VETO SPREE

Posted: April 25, 2014

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage vetoed his 148th bill today, a measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson to study the potential benefits...

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...