Looking at Maine’s new biennial budget

by Sen. Joyce Maker

The smoke is finally starting to clear following the chaos in Augusta that led to a brief government shutdown, and for many of us, summer is finally underway.

Simply put, disagreements over spending priorities for the state’s two-year budget, which needed to be signed by July 1, 2017—the beginning of the state’s fiscal year—is what led to the shutdown.

Related Posts
No image
Towns named Santa Claus, and guess where cows outnumber people …
No image
Could water end the world as we know it?
Machiasport voters say no to marijuana, yes to exploring Bucks Head