The Coastal Packet: LePage vetoes another 23 bills

Tuesday, July 3

LePage vetoes another 23 bills

Press Herald - Gov. Paul LePage vetoed nearly two dozen bills, including one that was spurred by Maine’s failure to investigate the deaths of more than 130 developmentally disabled Medicaid patients.

LePage is continuing his historic use of the veto pen as he attempts to block legislation dealing with everything from Medicaid expansion to needle exchange programs and the way moose hunting permits are allocated. The 23 vetoes delivered Monday to the Legislature will add to the record number of bills – well over 500 – that LePage has tried to reject during his tenure, and likely won’t be his last because more legislation is awaiting his attention.

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