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Maine Lawmakers Press Forward with Budget Fix
12/10/2013 03:56 PM ET  

Maine lawmakers are pushing forward with a plan to craft a supplemental budget to address revenue shortfalls because Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he won't fix a budget he tried to spike.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The supplemental budget is typically submitted by the governor's office but LePage's office says he won't submit one this year because they rejected his budget proposals last session.

The Appropriations Committee submitted requests to the state's agencies and departments Tuesday for information regarding their budgets to begin the process. Without a supplemental budget that reflects new expenses since the last spending plan, the state's budget will be out of balance.

LePage vetoed the two-year, $6.3 billion state budget last session, but the Legislature voted to override his veto just days before state government would have shut down.


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