AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _Rhetoric was muted Friday as the Senate and House took the day off from sessions. But the two parties' House leaders' comments on a television program indicated that the sides are no closer to agreement.
At issue is a bill to repay Maine hospitals' $484 million debt, with the state's $186 million share to be covered by future liquor sales. LePage and the Democrats agree on that. But LePage is so opposed to a Democratic plan to pair it with expansion of Medicaid, he's vetoing the bill.
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