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Advocates to Sue to Force Maine Gov. Paul LePage to Expand Medicaid

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    Advocates to Sue to Force Maine Gov. Paul LePage to Expand Medicaid
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    Advocates say they plan to file a lawsuit to force Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration to roll out Medicaid expansion as voters demanded in November.

    Maine Equal Justice Partners spokeswoman Alison Weiss said Monday the lawsuit will be filed in state court on behalf of social justice and health groups and individuals eligible for Medicaid expansion.

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage missed an April 3 deadline to file a federal application for Maine to eventually receive about $525 million in annual federal funding to expand Medicaid to upward of 70,000 Mainers.

    LePage spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz has said the application could be submitted "very quickly" if lawmakers provided the state's share of funding for expansion under the governor's terms.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Democrats contend Maine has enough Medicaid funds through May 2019.

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