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Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.

Hospitals lobbyist says LePage budget provision is a ‘sick tax’ in disguise

A lobbyist for Maine’s hospitals is not too pleased with the portion of Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year budget proposal that would allow municipalities to tax nonprofit property — including private colleges, parochial schools and hospitals. The colleges have said the proposal would place an “undue economic burden” on students. Now, the hospitals are also lining up to […]