- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s governor is urging supporters of the state’s Republican party to back the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The Sun Journal (https://bit.ly/2hapHA0 ) reports Republican Gov. Paul LePage wrote in an email to supporters Sunday he is “absolutely convinced this is our last chance.”

Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham introduced a bill last week that would repeal the health care law and give block grants to states to help individuals pay for health coverage.

The bill needs a 50-vote majority in the Senate by Sept. 30 to pass. Cassidy says he has 49 votes.

A spokeswoman for Republican state Sen. Susan Collins says she has concerns with the proposal, and she is waiting for an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

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