Thursday, April 17, 2014
The survey gives the governor a slight lead -- his first in public poll -- but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.
The bill is amended slightly in an effort to win the governor’s approval.
The proposal includes a provision to help hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers waiting for home- and community-based support services.
Gov. LePage says he’ll veto the bill because of a last-minute change, but the 147-0 vote signals it’s likely to be overridden.
A legislative panel adds treatment funding while reducing the governor’s request for drug agents.
The bill received bipartisan support but not enough to override LePage, who says Maine cannot afford it and federal promises can't be trusted.
The deal to reduce waiting lists for home- and community-based care for hundreds of developmentally disabled residents is a key element of the agreement.