There are hundreds of bills introduced the first session of the Maine legislature, but there's only one that must be passed: the two year state budget. Ed Morin spoke with Maine Public Senior Political correspondent Mal Leary about the budget.
The Portland City Council has chosen a site in Riverton - on the city's outskirts - for a new homeless shelter. The location will be a 150-bed replacement for Portland's over-flowing Oxford Street shelter.
Gov. Janet Mills praised the bipartisan budget as one that addresses crucial needs of the state like property tax relief, increased funding for education, money to pay for expanded health care for the poor and investments in the state’s future.
After a day of closed-door negotiations, doors have opened on a vote for a two-year state budget. The nearly $8 billion budget required a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate, and received that with few votes to spare.