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Committee OKs Gov. Mills' Supplemental Spending Plan

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Janet Mills' new plan to pay the state's bills and repeal limits for Medicaid-funded addiction treatment is making its way to lawmakers.The committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that lawmakers passed the supplemental spending plan, which pays Maine's bills through July 1. Mills, a Democrat, also proposes new policy shifts to address the opioid crisis.
 
Lawmakers will decide whether to pass it.
 
Mills' plan includes $1 million to celebrate Maine's upcoming 2020 bicentennial, and $2.5 million to meet Maine's required share of estimated disaster recovery costs. That includes $1.6 million for the October 2017 windstorm and $900,000 for coastal flooding in York County in March 2018.
 
Lawmakers will soon start considering Mills' $8 billion, two-year proposed budget.