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Special Legislative Session: What Can Be Accomplished and What Compromises Can Be Made?


Gov. Janet Mills called the Legislature back into session to consider four bond proposals totaling $163 million in borrowing for the November ballot. The bonds would fund transportation projects ($105 million), economic development aimed at high-speed internet expansion ($23 million for pollution clean up; $15 million for energy efficiency loans) and $20 million for conservation projects under the Land for Maine’s future program. The session went into a deadlock, then three bonds were defeated. We'll learn more about the future of funding for the state.


Mal Leary, senior State House reporter, Maine Public

Jacob Posik (by phone), director of communications, The Maine Heritage Policy Center

Garrett Martin (by phone), executive director, Maine Center for Economic Policy

Maria R. Fuentes (by phone), executive director, Maine Better Transportation Association

Rep. Andrew McLean (by phone), Democrat representing District 27, encompassing parts of Gorham and Scarborough

Jeff Romano (by phone), public policy manager, Maine Coast Heritage Trust