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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...

SOLAR ENERGY BILL RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SENATE APPROVAL

Posted: April 03, 2014

Senator Vitelli’s bill creates roadmap for solar power in Maine   AUGUSTA – The Senate unanimously gave initial approval to a measure to...

SENATE OVERRIDES 9TH & 10TH LEPAGE VETOES

Posted: April 02, 2014

Senate Republicans sustain veto of bill to support youth homeless shelters AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate halted Governor LePage’s latest veto spree...

SENATE REJECTS TABOR 3.0 BILL

Posted: April 02, 2014

AUGUSTA – In a 21-13 vote, the Senate rejected Governor LePage’s attempt to resuscitate TABOR. Maine voters previously rejected TABOR proposals...

ECONOMIC STUDY SHOWS MAINE LAGS BEHIND NATION IN JOB CREATION

Posted: April 01, 2014

Declining unemployment masks trend: workers in their prime and young families still struggling after recession AUGUSTA—Even with the recent uptick...