LePage Wants Rewrite on Voter-Approved Senior Housing Bond

LePage Wants Rewrite on Voter-Approved Senior Housing Bond

May 23, 2016 By Mal Leary MPBN Gov. Paul LePage says he will ask lawmakers to change the language in a $10 million bond issue for senior housing the voters approved last November.   Appearing on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling program, he said he supports the...

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State Will Not Expedite New Lead Standards

State Will Not Expedite New Lead Standards

March 18, 2016 Lewiston Sun Journal By Scott Thistle AUGUSTA — In a letter to lawmakers this week, the director of the Maine Center for Disease Control said his agency would not move quickly to implement lower blood-lead standards.   CDC Director Ken Albert said...

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Bangor, Portland need more affordable housing

Bangor, Portland need more affordable housing

March 11, 2016 BDN Maine By The BDN Editorial Board Housing and rental prices are on the rise, and apartment vacancy rates are near zero in Portland, highlighting the city’s popularity as a place to live, work and retire. In many ways, these are positive signs for the...

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Maine lawmakers: DHHS stalling on new lead standards

Maine lawmakers: DHHS stalling on new lead standards

March 9, 2016 BDN Maine By Scott Thistle AUGUSTA, Maine — A bipartisan group of Lewiston-Auburn lawmakers is again asking the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to pick up the pace on implementing new lead-poisoning standards that were passed into law more...

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Maine Voices: Senior housing funds held hostage

Maine Voices: Senior housing funds held hostage

February 28, 2016 Portland Press Herald By Amy Gallant and Sherrin Vail To enable more Mainers to age in their own homes, Gov. LePage should release the voter-approved money at once.   It appears that the satisfaction over passage of the statewide senior...

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