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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:17 PM

LePage Blames Legislature, Secretary of State for Maines REAL ID Noncompliance

Gov. Paul LePage pointed the finger at the Maine Legislature and secretary of state Thursday for Maine’s continued noncompliance with the federal REAL ID law. LePage says it’s preventing veterans in southern Maine from accessing certain VA services.

But the governor plans to veto a bill that would ensure veterans access to health care, while another bill that brings Maine into full compliance with REAL ID could land on his desk as early as next week.

Speaking on Portland radio station WGAN, LePage said he’s concerned that Maine’s noncompliance with the REAL ID law is preventing roughly 500 veterans in the southern part of the state from accessing VA facilities in New Hampshire.

“Unfortunately, the secretary of state and the Legislature aren’t moving fast enough to solve the REAL ID problem,” he said.

Read more: http://mainepublic.org/post/lepage-blames-legislature-secretary-state-maine-s-real-id-noncompliance

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