Sunday, April 20, 2014
Despite veto battles on the horizon, lawmakers can say they’ve managed to make some Mainers’ lives better.
A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers buy private insurance coverage.
The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that Gov. Paul LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.
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.