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Maine Governor to Veto State Budget
06/20/2013 11:22 AM ET  

LePage made the announcement today at an Americans For Prosperity rally dubbed "Don't Overtax ME'' at the State House.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's going to veto the two-year budget that contains temporary tax increases.

LePage made the announcement Thursday at an Americans For Prosperity rally dubbed ``Don't Overtax ME'' at the State House.

The Republican governor previously threatened to veto the $6.3 billion state budget, saying a potential state government shutdown in the short term would be better than adopting a budget that includes tax increases.

The budget includes temporary sales tax and meals and lodging tax increases.

Lawmakers plan to reconvene next week to take up the budget. A budget proposal must be in place by July 1 to avoid a government shutdown.


 

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