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MAY 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Paul LePage Wants To Kick Ex-Cons Off Food Stamps, Drug Test Everybody

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wants to kick poor people off food stamps and welfare if they have drug-related felony convictions and also to expand a recently enacted drug testing program. The 1996 welfare reform law banned drug felons from receiving food stamps or benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The law let states waive the restriction, ...

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MAY 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Maine Governor Urges Congress To Cut Red Tape On Power Projects

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage urged Congress on Wednesday to speed up hydropower and natural gas projects by streamlining rules, saying his state and the U.S. economy needed quicker approval of energy proposals. LePage told a House energy subcommittee that the soaring price of electricity had cost Maine hundreds of jobs. He also ...

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MAY 13, 2015 - Reuters

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Maine governor urges Congress to cut red tape on power projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage urged Congress on Wednesday to speed up hydropower and natural gas projects by streamlining rules, saying his state and the U.S. economy needed quicker approval of energy proposals.

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MAY 13, 2015 - Washington Times

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LePage presses for streamlined energy permitting

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Decrying interference from "overzealous activists" in the regulatory process, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday pressed a House subcommittee to move forward with proposals that would streamline the permitting process for natural gas pipelines and cross-border hydropower projects that could help lower energy costs in New ...

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MAY 11, 2015 - Huffington Post

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As Liberia Earns 'Ebola-Free' Designation, A Look Back On The Lessons Learned

This weekend brought some good news for people who like to hear about the outbreaks of deadly diseases being curbed. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia, one of the West African nations that was heavily affected by the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, was "declared ... free of Ebola on Saturday, making it the first of the ...

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