AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Initial legislative votes could come as early as tomorrow on a GOP-backed proposal expanding Medicaid while also implementing a managed care plan, trying to contain costs. Governor Paul LePage and many Republican lawmakers oppose any expansion, saying it will be too costly.
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) - A Portland man hurt in a weekend head-on car accident has died. Police say Craig McPherson was driving one of the cars that collided yesterday in Windham. A woman also injured in the crash was treated and released from a hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Governor Paul LePage today in Brunswick will reveal details of his proposed 'open for business' zones. The Republican says the zones, which he proposed in his State of the State address last month, would make Maine more competitive and spur economic investment.
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) - Governor Paul LePage this week will speak to Maine manufacturing leaders. LePage will speak at an industry summit in New Gloucester on Wednesday and will take part in discussions on the top challenges facing industry, including workforce training and health care coverage.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A proposal to use federal Medicaid funding to buy poor residents private insurance goes to a state house finance panel today. The state Senate approved the bipartisan measure last week. The state is one of six that have not yet decided whether to expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - A Rochester man faces a court appearance today after being jailed for allegedly trying to suffocate his girlfriend's 3-year-old child. WMUR-TV reports Kevin Lynch was charged with assault after the girlfriend took the child to a hospital with eye injuries.
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - State police are investigating a crash yesterday evening at the Everett Turnpike's Bedford toll plaza involving an SUV. Authorities say several bystanders helped to pull the driver and six children out of the wreckage. All seven were taken to hospitals as a precaution but suffered, at most, minor injuries. David Sullivan of Sherborn, Massachusetts, faces a reckless driving charge.
MILAN, N.H. (AP) - State fish and game officials say a Massachusetts woman injured a leg when she was thrown from her snowmobile in Milan and hit some trees yesterday afternoon. Investigators say Samantha Carneiro was a novice rider and that likely was a factor in the crash.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A tentative deal reached over the weekend has averted a threatened strike today for Burlington-area buses. Chittenden County transit officials say riders should see no service disruptions. Officials have not released any details of the tentative deal, which was reached yesterday during a 19-hour negotiating session.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Two men suspected in the 2010 abduction and killing of a Sheffield woman in a botched robbery face court appearances today. Richard Fletcher, Keith Baird and another man allegedly shot Pat O'Hagan, whose body was found by hunters in Wheelock.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Forecasters aren't sure of the storm's exact track yet but have issued a winter storm watch for the state stretching into northern New Hampshire starting early Wednesday. The worst of the storm is expected to come late Wednesday with accumulations of 6-to-14 inches of snow possible.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A gun rights group leader is defending the group's weekend rally at the Statehouse. Ed Cutler of Gun Owners of Vermont tells WCAX-TV a proposal allowing police to seize weapons from people suspected of domestic abuse and other restrictions is a direct infringement on their Second Amendment rights.
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