Governor LePage's Budget Proposal Includes Deep Cuts in Education


AUGUSTA - Maine's budget crisis has politicians scrambling in Augusta to come up with a solution to the problem, Governor LePage has submitted his proposal but it has many questioning what it would mean for your children's education.
The current proposal includes taking 14 million dollars in casino funds earmarked for public schools and relocate it to the general fund. Democrats say it sets a bad precedent, but Commission of education Stephen Bowen doesn't see any other option.
And its not just education that might see some major changes.  Bangor could end up losing millions and having to make drastic cuts that will affect you.  According to MPBN  town budgets across the pine tree state will collectively be hit with over 400 million dollars in cuts.
Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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