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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.

Maine lawmakers may keep some in-question highway signs

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Maine Democrats to make final push for Medicaid expansion

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

Maine fined $7 million over welfare work participation rates

The governor says the action shows that his reforms should have been passed, but an advocacy group says the penalty is based on a work participation rate from 2011 and that his reforms would not have helped.
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Letter notifying Maine of welfare penalty

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.

U.S. earmarks $600 million to update job training

The grants unveiled by President Obama are aimed at getting schools and businesses collaborating to support skills employers need now or will need in the future.

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