Maine House fails to override LePage veto of Medicaid expansion
July 9, 2018 - Lawmakers in Maine's state House failed to override the governor's veto of a bill that would fund the first year of Medicaid expansion.
The lawmakers voted 85-58 to uphold Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the $60 million bill, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill.
That $60 million — which was slated to come from budget surplus revenue and the state's tobacco settlement fund — would have been matched by $500 million in federal funds to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults in the state.
Read more at The Hill.