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18 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Monday, April 21, 2014: Homelessness, Eliot Cutler, heat pumps, welfare changes

The board of directors would like to thank all those who participated in or supported our 19th annual Hike for the Homeless.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Opinion

22 hrs ago | The Harbor Times Soup

Student Advisory Board campaigning against use of tobacco products

The Regional School Unit 20 Afterschool Program's Student Advisory Board has been campaigning against the use of tobacco products.

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Related Topix: Afterschool, Brooks, ME, Waldo County, ME, US Governors, Searsmont, ME

Yesterday | Kennebec Journal

Grants available to help Maine communities

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says that several Maine counties, including Androscoggin, Franklin and Kennebec are eligible for a piece of $4.5 million in grants that will be handed out by the Northern Border Regional Commission.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Maine Government

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Kennebec Journal

126th Legislature recesses with clear winners and losers

Developmentally disabled Mainers and low- to middle-income homeowners were among the winners, while drunken drivers and the uninsured were on the losing end in the legislative session that recessed last week after months of political posturing and partisan rhetoric.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Cape Neddick, ME

Cybercast News Service

Obama: 'Political Spite' Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

Republicans "still can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working," President Obama told a news conference on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Robert Bentley

Bangor Daily News

for Saturday Post 'We would like to have a job': Stress increases ...

As the owners of a local paper mill negotiate with their electricity supplier on a revenue-sharing agreement and ponder whether to move forward with plans to develop a $140 million pellet mill with a $16 million state bond , some of the Katahdin region workers whose jobs are on the line say they are getting tired of waiting to go back to work.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, US Governors

Sun Journal

Former Passamaquoddy representative charged with poaching elvers in New York

A high-profile member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe is one of eight people who have been charged with felony elver poaching in New York, according to an official with that state's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Related Topix: Maine, Long Island, ME, US Governors

Washington Times

Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards

Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Agriculture, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Nine new LePage vetoes include lawmakers' changes to his mining and educator evaluation rules

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill that calls for a redo of controversial large-scale metallic mineral mining rules amid a crop of nine new vetoes issued Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine

Kennebec Journal

New bill adds teeth to drunk driving offenses

Drivers with a history of being drunk behind the wheel could face longer sentences thanks to a bill passed by the Legislature this week.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine

State of Maine

Governor LePage and Coalition of Government, Nonprofit, and Business...

Governor LePage and Coalition of Government, Nonprofit, and Business Leaders Announce Fifth Annual Conference: 'Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools' Governor Paul R. LePage and a coalition of government, nonprofit and corporate leaders are announcing the 5th Annual "Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools Conference".

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, US Governors

Bangor Daily News

Biding time: Can Maine shorten its waitlists for disabled residents seeking support services?

While acrimonious debate about Medicaid expansion, tax policy and labor laws marked the winter's legislative session, lawmakers this week united around a $30 million bill to bring the state budget into balance.

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

Capital Weekly

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things...

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it."

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Bangor Daily News

39-37-20: LePage takes the lead! Will it last?

Ethan : Oh, you must be referring to the new poll that shows Gov. Paul LePage leading all comers 39 percent to 37 percent for Mike Michaud to 20 percent for Eliot Cutler.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Olympia Snowe, Maine Government

Capital Weekly

Gift of art honors fallen soldier

The mayor, local law enforcement officers, members of The American Legion and family members gathered at Hansen Jewelers Saturday, April 12, to honor the memory of Staff Sgt.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Congress.org

GMO Labeling on the Horizon? Vermont Senate Passes Labeling Bill, Gears Up for Litigation

On Wednesday, the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly passed HB 112 , a bill that would require the labeling of all food sold in the state containing genetically modified ingredients and meant for human consumption.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, US Politics, US News, Representative John Campbell, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Kennebec Journal

LePage signs bill calling for removal of some local highway signs

Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill that will remove or alter a quarter of signs on Maine highways directing motorists toward secondary destinations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, Bangor, ME, Brewer, ME, Winthrop, ME

Kennebec Journal

Final-hours push for Maine Medicaid expansion appears headed for another LePage veto

House Speaker Mark Eves and the Democratic controlled Legislature made a last-ditch effort Thursday to expand Medicaid health coverage to more than 60,000 Mainers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Maine, Medicaid, Health, Maine Government, US News, US Governors

State of Maine

Maine Faces $7 Million in Fines for Failing to Meet Welfare Work Requirements

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that Maine faces a $7.1 million penalty because its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program failed to meet work participation rates in 2011.

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State of Maine

Governor LePage Designates $20,000 in Contingency Funds for Penquis Journey House - 4/17/2014

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage has designated $20,000 from his contingency funds to support the continuation of services offered by the Penquis Journey House in Dexter.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Family, Parenting, Piscataquis County, ME

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