Mills Considers Calling Special Session After Lawmakers Fail To Agree On Bond Package

Jun 20, 2019

Maine lawmakers have adjourned the regular session without sending any public improvement bond requests to the voters. Gov. Janet Mills says she might call the Legislature back into a special session this year. 

"In the coming weeks and months we will continue to talk about getting a bond package out in November," Mills said. "We are not giving up. I think people just need a break.”

Mills had proposed a $239 million package to go to the voters in November, but Republicans at the Stat House objected to packaging all the requests together, demanding a separate question for transportation projects.

Mills says there is time to work on a package over the summer that would be ready to go before voters in November.