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JAN 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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LePage to push for creation of lieutenant governor position

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine would join three other states that don't have a secretary of state's office under a plan being crafted by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that also includes changing the way the state's attorney general and treasurer are elected. LePage told reporters Friday that he ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Scott Walker Itching For Food Stamp Fight With Obama Administration

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is pushing forward with a plan to make food stamp recipients pass drug tests -- a requirement that the Obama administration says violates federal law. The drug testing, which Walker first announced he'd pursue last year, is part of an overall budget proposal Walker's pitching as a workforce readiness plan. “We know employers ...

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JAN 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Welfare Drug Testing Moving Forward In Maine

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is moving forward with a plan to make some welfare recipients take drug tests if they want cash benefits, The Associated Press reported this week. LePage is one of several Republican governors who has recently pushed drug tests for safety net programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

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JAN 12, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Despite Huge Victories, Republicans Face Some Obstacles

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Republicans now dominate statehouses to an extent not seen since the 1920s. But in even the reddest states, that won’t automatically mean lower taxes, spending cuts and a hard ...

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