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Preview: Did Maine House Republicans ‘just say no’ to opioid adiction treatment funding?

Coming next week, from coverage of the contentious ending to Maine’s legislative session: how State House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport led all but one House Republican to essentially ‘just say no’ to $6 million in funding for opioid addiction help and joined Governor Paul La Page in frustrating the implementation of a state-wide voter approved law to expand Medicaid coverage, by blocking extension to the session.

Interestingly, the Senate Republicans, who hold a majority there, joined House Democrats in seeking to extend the session to deal with several significant matters that had potentially strong bipartisan support, but were blocked by all House Republicans, save one.

 

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