Tag Archives: Appropriations Committee

Maine’s budget panel seems poised to walk away without accord

When it comes to announcements about moving the state budget bill forward, caution is advisable. However, it’s reasonable to assume that the Appropriations Committee might finish its work on the $6.8 billion document based on announcements that they will do just that. The word came Thursday evening from the committee analyst that the remaining lines […]

Daily Brief: Public weighs in on LePage budget; support for ranked-choice grows

Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature’s budget negotiators will continue with open hearings on Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.57 billion budget proposal.  Members of the Appropriations Committee will hear testimony from the general public today about LePage’s proposed elimination of state aid to municipalities, a program established to divert some income and sales tax revenue back […]

Daily Brief: LePage not expecting much from Obama’s State of the Union

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers have returned after the three-day weekend.  This week, members of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee begin their deeper look at Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.3 billion two-year budget. While we’ve heard the broad strokes of the governor’s plan, senior LePage administration officials this week will brief the committee about the specific funding and budget […]