Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:41

Lawmakers overturn LePage's vetoes on arming forest rangers, jail funding

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AUGUSTA - While many of Gov. Paul LePage's vetoes were upheld Monday, state lawmakers voted to override a number of measures.

LePage's veto of a bill that would arm Maine's forest rangers was overturned by the legislature.


The new law will go into effect 90 days after the Maine Legislature's special session closes, according to Maine Public.


The measure to fund 15 county jails also passed despite the governor's objection.


The jail funding bill provides more than $10 million for next year's budget and $3 million to cover shortfalls from this year.