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Public Hearings Begin in Augusta on LePage's Budget Plan

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Legislature's budget-writing Appropriations Committee has started public hearings on Gov. Paul LePage's two-year state budget. And this year, the budget is more than just funding state government programs - it includes a major tax-reform plan as outlined by Finance Commissioner Richard Rosen. "Gov. LePage's biennial budget proposes to aligtn Maine's tax system with the 21st century economy by making it more competitive, simple, stable and fair," Rosen said.

Nora Flaherty talks with MPBN's Mal Leary about the budget-writing process.

Journalist Mal Leary spearheads Maine Public's news coverage of politics and government and is based at the State House.