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Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: Handing out money won’t guide Mainers to economic success

Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: Handing out money won’t guide Mainers to economic success #mepolitics

DSC_0114As was noted in a press release, the changes proposed by Governor LePage and DHHS must go through the rule-making and public hearing process first. Despite that, DHHS will be sending out notification letters soon to almost 12,000 EBT food stamp recipients and intend to implement the 20 hr work or volunteer requirement effective October 1:

    Recipients of Food Supplement, more commonly known as Food…

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Is LePage’s “Outrage” A Politicized Continuation of Ongoing General Assistance/ Immigrant Battle?

Is LePage’s “Outrage” A Politicized Continuation of Ongoing General Assistance/ Immigrant Battle? #mepolitics

One would think it was an election year oh right.

DSC_0112Yesterday during a conference call with the White House, Maine Governor Paul LePage was informed that eight undocumented children, as part of the federal government’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program, had recently been placed in the state without his knowledge:

    “I only learned that children have been placed in Maine after I asked the question.

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Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: The Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Our Elderly

Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: The Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Our Elderly

Audio link here.

Last week I met a woman in her 80s whose husband has dementia. She has lunch with him every single day at the nursing home that cares for him. If the nursing home had to close, she would be forced to drive hours to see him in another facility.

Hello, this is Governor Paul LePage.

The Legislature must take action on our nursing homes.

lepage mayhewMany Mainers have loved ones in nursing homes.…

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Theater at Monmouth: “As You Like It” (REVIEW)

Theater at Monmouth: “As You Like It” (REVIEW)

Sometimes, it is hard to pinpoint why one doesn’t particularly care for a play, even when the performance itself was well acted, entertaining and an enjoyable venture out of the house on a pleasant summer’s evening. And yet that is where I find myself, trying to write about “As You Like It”.

Apparently mine is not a singular reaction along this vein to this rather popular Shakespearean work; oth…

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Paul LePage and Sovereign Citizens “Maine Constitutional Coalition”: A Timeline

Paul LePage and Sovereign Citizens “Maine Constitutional Coalition”: A Timeline

  • December 5, 2012- Governor Paul LePage swears in the newly elected 126th Legislature. He had previously enjoyed Republican majorities in both chambers with the 125th Legislature; that was erased in the November elections, as Democrats retook both the House and Senate.

    The chief executive immediately sets an acrimonious tone with his co-equal legislative colleagues with family members, media and…

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    Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: Despite Opposition, Maine is Putting Photos on All EBT Cards

    Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: Despite Opposition, Maine is Putting Photos on All EBT Cards #mepolitics

    A few weeks ago, DHHS officials provided case workers the following instructions regarding the photo ID EBT card changes the LePage administration was making.

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    DHHS also provided those same case workers a script of prepared answers to use when the inevitable questions would arise:

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    AUDIO LINK HERE

    Two men from South Thomaston…

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    Theater at Monmouth: “Tales From The Blue Fairy Book” (REVIEW)

    Theater at Monmouth: “Tales From The Blue Fairy Book” (REVIEW)

    After last year’s debut assignment reviewing performances at Theater at Monmouth (TAM), I was quite excited to take the task up again for New Maine Times. It was nice to be able to meet the extended family of young local actress Isabella Coulombe, performing for the first time with TAM, chat with Dawn McAndrews (who adapted the play from Andrew Lang’s 1889 “The Blue Fairy Book”) and “Welcome…

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    "Arrest for Treason/ Execution" Docs Released, Proving LePage Lied to BDN, Re: Sovereign Citizens Talks

    "Arrest for Treason/ Execution" Docs Released, Proving LePage Lied to BDN, Re: Sovereign Citizens Talks #mepolitics

    A review of last night’s two phone calls by Maine Governor paul LePage to the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News (“LePage denies he discussed ‘executing’ Maine Democratic leaders”). The first call:

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      “I was never in the room where ‘execute’ was used,” the governor said in a phone call to the BDN managing editor.

      “It never happened,” he said later in the call.“We did not discuss execution,…

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    (UPDATED) Breaking: LePage Met “Multiple Times” with FBI Known Domestic Terrorist Group, Discussed Executing Democratic Leaders

    (UPDATED) Breaking: LePage Met “Multiple Times” w/ FBI Terrorist Group, Discussed Executing Dem Rivals #mepolitics

    (UPDATE) Before even hitting “send” on this draft write-up, there have been new developments of note, as LePage has this evening called the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News- twice- and has either claimed:

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    • That this all didn’t happen/ portions of it happened.
    • There was no five page memo/ well, maybe there was/ well, okay, there WAS a five page memo regarding the legality of arresting and…

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