Tag Archives: Roger Katz

LePage says he has ordered investigation of Land for Maine’s Future

Gov. Paul LePage made news on several fronts during a nearly hour-long press conference Friday at the Blaine House, which by now you’ve probably read something about. One of the tidbits we know the least about was LePage’s statement that he has called for an investigation into the Land for Maine’s Future Program. “The LMF bonds are under […]

Daily Brief: Lawmakers give friendly reception to LePage nominees and booking your campsite now

Good morning from Augusta, where the snow is once again falling. It was bound to be a quiet day at the State House anyway, with the Legislature and all of its committees off until next week when the pace of lawmaking will quicken noticeably.  There’s no word yet (as of about 8 a.m. Friday) on whether […]

LePage says managed care won’t improve quality, cost of health care

In an impromptu meeting with reporters Monday, Gov. Paul LePage said he didn’t support the idea of using managed care organizations as a way of lowering the cost of health care in Maine, saying quality of care would decline along with cost to the state.. Though word has not come out officially, several parties with […]

Roundup: Medicaid expansion vote tabled at committee, Rier gets thumbs up to lead education

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services committee tabled a much-anticipated vote on Medicaid expansion Wednesday morning after less than half an hour of conversation. On Wednesday afternoon, committee member Rep. Deborah Sanderson, R-Chelsea, said the committee was awaiting fiscal projections by the state’s Office of Fiscal and Program Review. She also said it’s possible a […]

Today’s big question: When will the civil emergency end?

UPDATE: Per a 3 p.m. press release by Gov. LePage, the civil emergency has been lifted. “I’m pleased that State government is back to normal and Mainers are back to work,” said LePage. “I want to thank Maine State employees for their patience during these past couple weeks. This federal shutdown caused a tremendous amount […]