Tag Archives: revenue sharing

‘Maine Middleman Association’ ready to tangle with LePage

Gov. Paul LePage, during his State of the State address earlier this month. BDN file photo by Ashley Conti.

Lots and lots of paper gets pushed in Augusta — much of it dry, stoic bureaucratic jargon. The business of state government is serious, and that’s reflected in the writing. It’s important, but nearly never thrilling. The stuff that’s not dry often comes from political spin officers. That material is colorful in rhetoric and heavy on emotional […]

Daily Brief: Collins claims victory against Obama plan to tax college savings plans


Good morning from a tranquil Augusta, where all remains quiet after yesterday’s headline-grabbing snowstorm dumped more than a foot of powder. There’s been no word from Gov. Paul LePage about further state office closures, so it appears government will open once again after being officially put on hold yesterday when the governor declared a state of emergency.  […]

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 […]