Gov. LePage applauds Democratic House Speaker's proposals to aid aging population


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AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Democrats have finally seen the light on issues related to Maine seniors.

On WVOM-AM's George Hale and Ric Tyler show Thursday, LePage said he's willing to work with Democrats to add affordable housing and boost tax credits for seniors and increase Medicaid reimbursement for home workers.

House Speaker Mark Eves' proposals include a $65 million bond to build 1,000 senior apartments. LePage said a bond isn't necessary and encouraged Eves to work through the Maine State Housing Authority.

LePage said he's open to seeing whether the state can raise a property tax credit and he's "all in" on examining reimbursement rates for Medicaid.

LePage said he's been trying to get Democrats to work on aging issues for years and "they're finally seeing the light."

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