Thursday, April 17, 2014
Some municipal officials said the signs are vital to direct visitors, but the state stood to lose millions of dollars in federal highway funds.
A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers purchase private insurance.
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.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates
Letter notifying Maine of welfare penalty
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.
Bill Nemitz: For once, the Big Guy really is a big guy
States – but not Maine – giving overdose antidote to public
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.