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Maine Democrats Urge LePage to End Civil Emergency
10/17/2013 04:27 PM ET  

Democratic leaders said Thursday that the governor's proclamation is no longer necessary and reiterated their concerns about how it could affect state employees.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Paul LePage to end his proclamation of a civil emergency in the state now that the federal government shutdown is over.

Democratic leaders said Thursday that the governor's proclamation is no longer necessary and reiterated their concerns about how it could affect state employees.

LePage declared a civil emergency last week, allowing him to suspend rules and laws to better manage the shutdown's financial impacts on Maine.

LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said the governor intends to lift the civil emergency within the next few days.

She says it will take time for things to return to normal, which could require some action but that the administration will be transparent with the public about any steps it takes.


 

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