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3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

For LePage, state-funded contingency account is personal charity fund

There's a truism in politics that the Legislature "controls the purse strings." It's a shorthand reference to the fact that if you want the state to spend money on something, you've got to go through the Legislature.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Baldacci, New Gloucester, ME, Fort Fairfield, ME, Caribou, ME, Kittery, ME

4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY

"That lawsuit against the president is ridiculous. Unless they do the trial on Judge Judy , then I'm all for it."


Related Topix: US Governors, Immigration Reform, US News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Beckers ASC Review

Maine institutes price transparency laws, ASCs & hospitals to reveal costs

Today, two new state laws that aim to inject transparency and drive consumerism in healthcare will take effect in Maine, according to a Bangor Daily News report.


Related Topix: US Governors

10 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Pay the Maine nursing homes, but don't forget the fight to keep seniors independent

Residents of the Friendship Village retirement home pet a miniature horse called Turnabout while others observe on July 19, 2014, in Schaumburg, Illinois.


Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, US Governors, Health, AARP, Healthcare Law, Law, Long Term Care, Opinion

12 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Snowe, McKernan part of group to host fundraiser for LePage, although they likely won't attend

Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and her husband former Gov. John McKernan are among a group hosting a fundraising event for Republican Gov. Paul LePage's re-election campaign later in August.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, US Governors, Chris Christie

12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

ME-Gov: Michaud (D) To GOP Congress, "Enough With The Lawsuits, Raise The Minimum Wage"

That's what workers make when they earn the minimum wage here in Maine -- and it's even less across the country.


Related Topix: US News, Maine Government, Maine, US Governors, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Counselor, the feds are broke! Paul LePage and Maine's 8 border children

Cynthia: Mike, do you agree with Pope Francis that the 57,000 migrant children at America's southern border should be welcomed and protected? Mike: Of course! I don't believe anyone thinks they should be left out in the wilderness.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, George Bush

20 hrs ago | State of Maine

Governor LePage Designates $10,000 In Contingency Funds For New Gloucester Veterans Monument

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has designated $10,000 from his contingency fund to support the building of the New Gloucester Veterans Monument.


Related Topix: New Gloucester, ME, US Governors

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Lincoln County News

Lepage, Utilities Commissioner Conflict Only Partially Resolved

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state's Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short term, but threatens to produce more controversy over the long term.


Related Topix: US Governors, Fryeburg, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Candidates squabble over 2014 debate inclusion

In our Commitment 2014 coverage, candidates and campaigns are still working to determine who will take part in which of this year's debates.


Related Topix: Maine, US Governors


LePage stumbles on welfare, Watchmen

Just as Maine's tourist season began to flourish this summer, Gov. Paul LePage welcomed our visitors with two new outrageous outbursts.


Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Social Security, Law, Personal Finance, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Bangor Daily News

Senate elevates Superior Court judge, long time prosecutor to the bench

The Maine Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed the nominations of Superior Court Justice Jeffrey L. Hjelm to the Maine Supreme Court and Deputy Attorney General William Stokes to the Maine Superior Court.


Related Topix: Saco, ME, US Governors

Bangor Daily News

"Green" Bud Kelly for guv'nah

Maine's gubernatorial race, a rather sleepy affair so far, just got a whole lot livelier with the recent announcement of a new write-in candidate: "Green" Bud Kelly.


Related Topix: Maine, Painting, Arts, Lincolnville, ME, US Governors, Portland, ME

State of Maine

Concludes Fiscal Year With Surplus

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced Wednesday that the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus, which brings total revenue reserves to more than $90 million.


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Sun Journal

LePage says state should go it alone on Riverview

Democratic leaders in the Maine Legislature were reacting to a statement Republican Gov. Paul LePage made suggesting the state should go it alone and reject about $20 million in federal funds for the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Lewiston, ME

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bangor Daily News

LePage camp says Michaud deserves no credit for VA fix bill; 10 in Congress disagree

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, discusses compromise legislation he helped negotiate that is aimed at correcting problems in the Veterans Administration health care system during a campaign stop at the Portland Public Library on Monday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Maine, US Governors, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer


Michaud: Immigrant kids draw American vitriol

Empty shoes are piled in Westbury during an immigration rights rally by Make the Road NY on July 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, Newsday, Maine, US Governors, Opinion

National Review Online

Melchior: LePage Appeals and Repulses

In his campaign for reelection, the governor of Maine finds plenty of both love and fear of his welfare reforms.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

National Review Online

Today's Policy Update: Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis Are Splitting over Teacher Pay

Last week, Republican governor Paul LePage of Maine announced that his administration would not seek a waiver for food-stamp work requirements that most states have received since the start of the recession.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, 9, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WKXW-FM Trenton

Christie planning August swing through the South

Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Christie, US Governors, Robert Bentley, Mary Fallin, Oklahoma