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Medicaid, Welfare to Play Big in Maine Campaigns
04/18/2014 03:01 PM ET  

But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November elections.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul the state's welfare programs, either.

But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November elections.

Democrats' continued push to expand health care and Republicans' repeated efforts to transform welfare are issues that will play well with their base as they blame each other for lack of progress in Augusta.

Lawmakers finished up their work for the session early Friday, but will return in May to override outstanding vetoes from Republican Gov. Paul LePage, likely including another Medicaid expansion bill.


 

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