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  • Maine AG Mills rejects LePage welfare plan - WMTW

    Maine AG Mills rejects LePage welfare plan A gathering in Portland's City Hall celebrates Maine Attorney General Janet Mill's rejection of a proposal by Gov. Paul LePage …

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  • Gov. Mills looks to ram through $6M welfare program to buy ...

    AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills is moving forward with controversial plan to buy cars for Maine welfare recipients at a cost of about $6 million. The cost and lax rules for the program are drawing criticism, as well as the Mills Administration pushing the spending through while the Maine Legislature is shut down and public hearings are forbidden.

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  • Judge: Maine can withhold some welfare payments to cities ...

    Jun 10, 2015· AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration doesn't have to reimburse cities and towns for welfare provided to some immigrants who …

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  • Paul LePage - Ballotpedia

    Paul LePage (born October 9, 1948, in Lewiston, Maine) is a former Republican Governor of Maine.He served from 2011 to 2019. LePage was elected in the 2010 elections, when Republicans took control of both the Maine State House and the State Senate.In the 2012 elections, Democrats again took control of the legislature.. Prior to his election as governor, LePage served as mayor of Waterville ...

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  • Maine GOP governor sues Democratic attorney general for ...

    May 01, 2017· LePage and Mills have crossed swords before: Mills refused to represent the state when LePage tried to drop some 19- and 20-year-olds from welfare rolls and when he …

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  • Judge: Maine overstepped authority telling towns to stop ...

    Jun 10, 2015· AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration doesn't have to reimburse cities and towns for welfare provided to some immigrants who …

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  • Home | Office of Governor Janet T. Mills - Governor of Maine

    Feb 23, 2021· Consistent with a directive (PDF) of the President, Governor Janet Mills today ordered the United States and the State of Maine flags be lowered immediately statewide through Friday, February 26, 2021 in solemn remembrance of the 500,000 Americans, including 660 Maine people, who have died with COVID-19.. Read more...

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  • News Archives - Maine.gov

    12/21/2018: CMS Approves Maine's 1115 Demonstration Waiver 12/19/2018: Governor LePage Thanks State Employees for Reaching a Second-consecutive All-time High in Charitable Giving 12/18/2018: Governor LePage Files Motion to Extend in Lawsuit Over AG's Legal Authority 12/11/2018: Governor LePage Responds to Janet Mills's Request to Halt State Contracting 12/3/2018: Governor LePage …

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  • LePage plan to seize authority over attorney general gets ...

    May 27, 2015· LePage went ahead with his plan anyway, prompting a lawsuit from the Maine Municipal Association and two Maine cities, which Mills refused to defend. LePage said …

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  • Janet Mills - Wikipedia

    A member of the Democratic Party, Mills was first elected Maine Attorney General by the Maine Legislature on January 6, 2009, succeeding G. Steven Rowe.Her second term began on January 3, 2013, after the term of Republican William Schneider.She was the first woman to hold the position. Before her election, she served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing …

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  • Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants | KSL.com

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to those living in Maine legally, a move that could force municipalities to drop some recipients or risk losing ...

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  • EDITORIAL: Welfare fraud: Let’s go after the big fish, too ...

    Mar 07, 2014· Gov. Paul LePage and many legislators are convinced that individual welfare fraud is rampant in Maine. Attorney General Janet Mills , meanwhile, says what Maine …

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  • Maine governor blocks aid for illegal immigrants - The ...

    Jun 13, 2014· The effort, led by Republican Gov. Paul LePage, would ban towns from spending state funds on emergency aid for illegal immigrants. Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills …

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  • Maine Governor Aligns State Policy With Federal Ban on Aid ...

    The Administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will implement plans to eliminate state support for illegal aliens who apply for or receive General Assistance benefits. Although the plan is consistent with a federal ban on aid to illegal aliens, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills (D) …

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  • Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants - News ...

    Jun 27, 2014· PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Maine legally, a move that …

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  • Maine governor admits to meeting with individuals tied to ...

    Jul 02, 2014· LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Maine legally, a move that could force municipalities to drop some recipients or risk losing government funds. Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, says the governor has no authority to implement the change in welfare regulations without legislative approval.

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  • LePage's Welfare Allegations Don't Always Lead To Charges ...

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration says it's uncovered over $1 million in possible fraud and abuse by Mainers receiving state assistance. But a LePage's Welfare Allegations Don't Always Lead To Charges | Maine Public

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  • Maine AG blocks LePage plan to drop asylum seekers from ...

    May 23, 2014· Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is blocking Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to exclude asylum seekers from other countries from receiving General Assistance aid, saying it's unconstitutional.

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  • Maine Governor Aligns State Policy With Federal Ban on Aid ...

    The Administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will implement plans to eliminate state support for illegal aliens who apply for or receive General Assistance benefits. Although the plan is consistent with a federal ban on aid to illegal aliens, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills (D) said the move may be unconstitutional.

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  • Maine high court: LePage needs Mills' approval to hire ...

    Mar 10, 2015· Maine high court: LePage needs Mills’ approval to hire outside lawyers. However, once the governor hires such counsel in a case opposed by the attorney general, the attorney general can no ...

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  • Maine attorney general: Bills that Gov. LePage held are ...

    Jul 10, 2015· AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said Friday that the roughly 20 measures that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has held for more than 10 days have become law, siding with ...

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  • Office of Governor Paul R. LePage - Maine

    Governor LePage's Administration has eliminated red tape, cut taxes, reformed welfare, created charter schools, improved Maine's infrastructure, created new trade relationships and reformed health insurance to lower costs—to name just a few reforms. Reforming government is hard work, but it is the right thing to do for the Maine people.

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  • Paul LePage - Wikipedia

    Paul Richard LePage (/ l ə ˈ p eɪ dʒ /; born October 9, 1948) is an American businessman and politician who was the 74th Governor of Maine, from 2011 to 2019.A member of the Republican Party, LePage served two terms as a city councilor in Waterville, Maine, before being elected Mayor of Waterville in 2003, serving until 2011.

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  • LePage's welfare allegations don't always lead to charges ...

    Oct 06, 2017· The attorney general's office said last year it charged 37 cases representing about $966,000 in total theft. LePage, a Republican, is term-limited from running for …

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  • Welfare | The Maine Wire

    Maine Town Postpones Plan for Welfare Drug-Testing. ... Maine AG Janet Mills clashes with LePage on welfare. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills makes no attempt to conceal her contempt for Republican... The Maine Democrats’ Fiscal Epiphany.

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  • Needy citizens go without as Maine city ... - Boston Herald

    Jun 21, 2019· And their plan to have the state provide it, which Gov. Mills has vowed to do, is problematic, too. Her budget didn’t plan for a rainy day and spent virtually all the money Maine …

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  • Maine attorney general rejects proposal by LePage ...

    May 23, 2014· Maine attorney general rejects proposal by LePage administration to bar General Assistance for immigrants by Christopher Cousins May …

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  • LePage “Needy American citizens go without as Maine city ...

    Jun 22, 2019· And their plan to have the state provide it, which Gov. Mills has vowed to do, is problematic, too. Her budget didn’t plan for a rainy day and spent virtually all the money Maine had in a massive expansion of government. Now people are showing up at our door. Gov. Mills is going to have to find a way to solve this problem.

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  • Analysis of Mills Administration FY21 Supplemental and ...

    Jan 14, 2021· Maine needs to implement a public defender program. This seems a natural area of reform for a former Attorney General, but the Mills Administration missed an opportunity to provide better legal assistance to Maine’s poor in the criminal justice system. A blueprint would be recommendations put forth in prior budget proposals by Governor LePage.

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  • Maine attorney general rejects LePage proposal to bar ...

    General Assistance has been one of the programs at the center of the LePage administration’s efforts to reform welfare and social service programs. In 2012, the Legislature and LePage enacted a supplemental budget bill that called for recommendations to redesign the General Assistance program in a way that would save the state $500,000 in ...

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