Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Senate rejection follows a House vote in favor of the bill last week.
He wants some religious schools to be partly funded by the public, as well as allow an unlimited number of publicly funded charter schools.
Hospitals support expanding Medicaid, but don't want that issue to slow down payment of the state's debt to hospitals.
The medical marijuana industry has concerns that legalizing the drug would have a negative affect on medical retailers.
Republicans stand firm against rate hikes for the wealthy as a week of hearings begins in Augusta.
But that contradicts reports that said U.S. officials were probing claims of meddling by the governor and his administration.
The House also rejects a bill requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.
The former Republican senator acknowledges a sea change in society's attitude on the issue.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Emily Cain, D-Orono, directs the Maine Department of Corrections to establish new standards for the state's batterer-intervention programs.
The AFL-CIO will rally Saturday in Portland to air its complaints about Wellness Connection.