Tag Archives: Appropriations

Republicans absent as Democrats advance bill to restore $40 million of revenue sharing

So, something weird happened around 6 p.m. Monday. Democrats on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee voted to approve a bill to restore a $40 million reduction in municipal revenue sharing in the state budget. Absent from the process, though, were any Republican members of the committee. The reason for that is … hairy, to say the […]

LePage administration pulls no-show at Appropriations

The powerful Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee (we call it “Approps”)  heard from a lot of experts at its meeting Tuesday. But one group they didn’t hear from was the LePage administration, a fact lamented several times by Senate Chairwoman Dawn Hill, D-York, throughout the six-hour session. Hill said the lack of availability from LePage’s department […]