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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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

Newsday

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Bangor Daily News

Maine Heritage Policy Center honors DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, smiles as the crowd applauds in Portland on Tuesday where she was honored by the state's pre-eminent conservative think tank, the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

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WDUN-AM Gainesville

Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform, Nathan Deal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mary Fallin, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Property tax break on way for Maine seniors

The Portland Press-Herald reports that the Property Tax Fairness Credit designed to help seniors and lower-income families takes effect on Friday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

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In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Maine Government, Family, Kids, Deval Patrick

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

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A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.

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ABC News

Immigration Debate Roils Politics in ... Maine?

In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, Immigration Reform, US Governors, Deval Patrick

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Red states are the 'tickled pink' states

Where is that key to happiness? It may be down South, and voting for conservatives may be the reason why, say professors from Harvard and the Vancouver School.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US News, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Opinion

The Miami Herald

Democratic chair: Maine's fall races a bellwether

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says defeating Maine's governor is critical to the party's efforts to raise the minimum wage and expand residents' access to health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maine, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Governors, Social Security, Personal Finance

National Review Online

Molly Wharton: No More Free Lunch for Unemployed Mainers

On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that childless "able-bodied" adults will have to fulfill work requirements in order to receive food stamps, according to the Portland Press Herald .

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, US Governors, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

JD Supra

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.

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McKnightsonline.com

Finally, a Medicaid funding plan that actually makes sense

When politicians talk about Medicaid funding and nursing homes these days, an unsettling theme often emerges: the need to spend less of the former on the latter.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Battle for control of Maine Legislature heating up

The battle for control of the Maine House and Senate is shaping up as the parties put the final touches on their slate of candidates.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, US Governors

KOTA-TV Rapid City

2013 gifts to Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman

48 Books, many of them promotional or Nebraska-themed. Titles include "Eat Move Sleep," ''Standing Bear of the Ponca," ''Texas Trounces the Left's War on History," and a large-print Bible.

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