- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul Lepage says he’s going to veto a Medicaid expansion bill. Officials say they expect that to happen soon.

LePage criticized the proposal Friday, saying lawmakers acted in “a fiscally irresponsible manner” by providing a “short-term fix.”

He said he had “no choice but to veto” the bill.

A spokeswoman said Saturday that news media inferred that there had been a veto but she clarified that the veto has yet to take place.

Maine residents voted last fall to expand Medicaid to over 70,000 low-income adults by July 2.

The governor also says he’s vetoing bills to increase reimbursement rates for workers who care for the elderly and disabled in their homes or in nursing homes.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide