Government Oversight Committee

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The Legislature's Government Oversight Committee has written a letter urging Republican Gov. Paul LePage to apologize for ridiculing a GOP state senator during a hearing held last week.

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For the second time in less than two months, the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee has voted to subpoena a high ranking official at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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AUGUSTA, Maine - A LePage administration official is set to testify before a legislative watchdog investigating Maine's struggling child welfare system.
 
Republican Sen. Tom Saviello said that the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee has subpoenaed Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Ricker Hamilton to appear before the panel Tuesday.
 

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee, after over a year of study, has voted to submit legislation to overhaul the state's business incentive programs.

GOC co-chairman Sen. Roger Katz, of Augusta, says the measure will require the state to develop a 10-year economic development plan. He says many states do that, but Maine has not.

“I think most people out there think we have a plan," Katz says. "We don’t have a plan and many other states do, and it’s about time Maine had one. We are going to get some of the best and brightest people we can.”

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is stepping up efforts to remove a Republican lawmaker from the investigation into whether LePage overstepped his authority in persuading a private school to rescind a job off to one of his political opponents.