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  1. Maine governor set on privately run psychiatric homeRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage 's administration has released details about plans to build a privately run, state psychiatric residence in Bangor without legislative oversight. The secure residence would house people who've been through the judicial system but courts have ruled they aren't responsible for crimes due to mental illness.

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  2. Maine governor set on privately run psychiatric homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fairfield Citizen-News

    In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left, testifies during a House Natural Resources subcommittee oversight hearing on Antiquities Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. LePage is moving ahead with plans to build a state psychiatric residence without legislative oversight.

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  3. Maine Governor Releases 17 InmatesRead the original story

    Friday | Drudge Retort

    [Maine] Gov. Paul LePage on Friday granted conditional commutation orders for 17 prisoners through a plan that he says will help offenders get jobs and won't threaten public safety. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and state prisoner ...

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  4. There's still no state budget, but we do have a black widow spiderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    ... have a sizable chasm on how to pay for it, as well as whether to push for a statewide teacher contract, as Gov. Paul LePage wants. that gay, lesbian and transgender farmers living and working in rural Maine have a wide range of experiences. A couple ...

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  5. How Maine reached the brink of a government shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    AUGUSTA, Maine - If Maine does not enact a two-year state budget within the next week , state government will have no money to operate, triggering a shutdown that could leave thousands of workers without pay and abruptly curtail all state services but the ones Gov. Paul LePage deems essential. A high-stakes political conflict involving legislative leaders, LePage and, to a lesser extent, backbench lawmakers whose votes will be needed to enact the budget as an emergency measure is entering its endgame.

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  6. Mainea s push to combat drug epidemic get mixed reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage has been a critic of the repetitive use of naloxone, but has announced steps to increase access to treatment for hundreds of uninsured residents. The governor says Democrats fight his anti-drug efforts and that state spending on substance abuse treatment will reach $80 million this year.

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  7. Maine's push to combat drug epidemic get mixed reviewsRead the original story

    Friday | Washington Times

    ... and fixing a law to allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone to drug addicts and loved ones. Republican Gov. Paul LePage has been a critic of the repetitive use of naloxone, but has announced steps to increase access to treatment for hundreds of ...

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  8. Governor urges lawmakers to adopt House GOP budget ideaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Education Week

    Gov. Paul LePage urged lawmakers on Thursday to avert a government shutdown on Independence Day weekend by passing a proposal offered by House Republicans. The Republican governor is backing down from his demand for a two-year budget under $7 billion as the midnight June 30 deadline to enact a budget nears.

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  9. Saturday, June 24, 2017: No oil drilling in the Arctic,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    ... LD 1612 - is an excellent first step to helping seniors retain their independence and dignity as they age. Gov. Paul LePage, in his present budget proposal, has a section concerning all retiree pensions. If passed by the Legislature, and then signed ...

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  10. Maine to Require Collection of Sales and Use Tax from Remote SellersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | JD Supra

    The state of Maine has waded into uncharted territory with the passage of a law that requires out-of-state sellers to collect Maine sales and use tax on their sales into Maine even if they do not have a physical presence in the state. The law was vetoed by Governor Paul LePage, but both the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate voted yesterday to override the veto.

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  11. Maine's Governor Releases Some Low-Level Prisoners To Fill JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | National Public Radio

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is letting some low-level offenders out of prison. He says the inmates are needed in the work force.

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  12. Maine state workers fear looming government shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Sun Journal

    The Kennebec Journal reported Maine's Legislature voted for an extension to determine a state spending plan for the next two years Wednesday. Gov. Paul LePage explained the government was preparing for a possible shutdown the day before the vote.

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  13. To break budget stalemate, holdout House GOP offers $125 million in education fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Bangor Daily News

    The top Republican in the Maine House of Representatives said Thursday that his Gov. Paul LePage-aligned caucus will offer $125 million in additional education funding over the previous fiscal cycle in an attempt to bridge an impasse on the state's next two-year budget. It represents the first major movement in negotiations from the holdout group led by Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport.

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  14. Statement of Governor LePage on Budget: Pass House Republican Compromise and I will SignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | State of Maine

    "After weeks of gridlock, the budget compromise from House Republicans is fiscally responsible, supports important education reforms with increased funding for schools, prevents taxpayers' dollars from going to non-citizens and it takes care of elderly and truly needy Mainers now on waitlists for services. This budget also eliminates vacant positions within state government and reduces the tax burden on our job creators, small businesses and professionals who provide vital services to the Maine people."

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  15. Now the important work can begin to cut the number of Maine's infant deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Bangor Daily News

    On June 14, 2017, Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law to allow a panel to better understand the reasons behind infant deaths in Maine. It's rare to find Gov. Paul LePage, the Maine Legislature and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services all on the same page.

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  16. State Workers in Maine Fear Looming Government ShutdownRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 22 | US News & World Report

    The Kennebec Journal reports Maine's Legislature voted for an extension to determine a state spending plan for the next two years Wednesday. Gov. Paul LePage explained the government was preparing for a possible shutdown the day before the vote.

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  17. Ranked-choice voting is still alive in Maine, but it could be a short reprieveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Bangor Daily News

    ... on the other hand, has considerably more work to do this morning, starting with a number of vetoes by Gov. Paul LePage. One day after the Legislature's statutory adjournment deadline - which both chambers voted Wednesday to extend by up to five days ...

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  18. Bill limiting doctor gifts from drug companies passes Maine LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Sun Journal

    The Portland Press Herald reported the bill would head to Gov. Paul LePage's desk after passing the Legislature. Democratic Rep. Scott Hamann says the proposed measure will help ensure doctors prescribing drugs don't have conflicting interests.

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  19. How does your town compare on property taxes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Herald Gazette

    ... over the next two years. But the surcharge's fate is in doubt because Republican legislators and Republican Gov. Paul LePage say they will not support a two-year budget unless the surcharge is repealed. Republicans say the increase will harm the ...

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  20. Bill to halt new solar rules in Maine could face gov's vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Fox News

    ... released solar billing rules this year that drew criticism from solar proponents and skeptics such as Gov. Paul LePage. The governor supports a market-based credit system for solar energy and is a critic of the state's current program that lets ...

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