Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:03

Lawmakers may return to work to tie up loose funding ends

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AUGUSTA - It is appearing more likely that the Maine Legislature will return for a special session.

Lawmakers adjourned their session recently without agreeing on a way to fund a number of bills. Those bills remain in limbo until they take action.


According to House Republicans, the Appropriations Committee has agreed on a package that will solve the funding issues. Republicans will now hold caucuses to discuss the issues and whether to agree to a special session.


House Republican Leader Ken Fredette released a statement saying that now that the framework and parameters have been met, including the decoupling of Medicaid expansion from any spending package, he believes the caucus will support returning for a special session.