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Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

Medicaid expansion and welfare reform figure prominently in both parties’ plans for fall.

Maine conservative think tank CEO heading to Virginia

J. Scott Moody will lead a group that helps states develop budgets.

N.H. senate death penalty vote ‘gut wrenching’

A pair of Democrats from the same city split their votes and showed a deep divide remains.

Maine to put ID photos on welfare benefit cards

The LePage administration says the action will prevent fraud and abuse, but advocates for the poor say such plans potentially harm those who rely on benefits.

Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering U.S. Senate

Reports earlier this week had speculated that departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, a former governor of Kansas, might challenge three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts.

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

A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers buy private insurance coverage.

Obamacare sign-ups reach 8 million, boosted by young adults

That 35 percent of those enrollees are under age 35 is crucial to the health care law’s success.

Maine may be fined $7 million over welfare work shortcomings

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.

LePage signs bill to remove some highway signs

Some municipal officials said the signs are vital to direct visitors, but the state stood to lose millions of dollars in federal highway funds.

Poll shows LePage, Michaud in virtual tie in Maine race for governor

The survey gives the governor a slight lead -- his first in public poll -- but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.

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