A man from Massachusetts who died in the southern Maine seaside town of Ogunquit last weekend after falling into the ocean had been accused in Connecticut of helping his 82-year-old father commit suicide last year.
Lawmakers approved an investigation of the Maine Department of Health and Humans services. Members of the Legislature's government oversight committee want to know why they only recently learned about a computer problems that led to thousands of unauthorized Medicaid payments, even though managers within the Department had been aware of the issue for more than a year.
If the Maine House follows the direction of the Senate, the state may soon have a new formula for distributing money to cities and towns. The Senate gave initial support to a bill that would eventually restore municipal revenue sharing and, supporters said, help equalize the way in which it is distributed.