Below is the information regarding the Governor's recent release of his 2018-2019 state budget costing over $6.8 billion. The documents below are from the Maine Bureau of the Budget and does not include my own analysis or targeted summaries for each section. I feel it's important for you to get the documents I receive for your own review. Contact me if you have any concerns, suggestions, or opinions on the state budget proposed below.
Details of the final compromise between Senate Democrats, House Democrats, Senate Republicans, and House Republicans on the $6.7 billion state budget this session.
In the House, the original budget out of the Appropriations Committee, LD 1019, passed 101 to 47. The final budget compromise that made changes to that report and finalized by leadership on both sides and in both chambers, passed unanimously during it's first vote avoiding a state government shutdown if the votes hold upon almost certain veto from the Governor.
Below are some of the key elements to the plan:
UPDATE: The House has voted to override the Governor's veto of the 2-year budget 114 to 34.
Below is the first two weeks of public hearings in Appropriations regarding the Governor's proposed 2 year budget.
Below is a breakdown of the Governor's proposed 2-year budget as prepared by the Office of Fiscal and Program Review.
Due to the $100 million DHHS shortfall and $35 million in revenue reprojection and additional funding requests, a supplemental budget is needed. A supplemental budget is a bill that is intended to bring the state budget into balance within a biennium. With that being said the following are a few key points you need to know that Appropriations weighed in on for the final draft of the supplemental budget.
Office of Fiscal & Program Review has updated its summary of the Emergency Supplement to reflect the changes made by the Appropriations Committee in its unanimous report. OFPR’s summary also includes a one-pager summarizing the changes made by the Committee from the original LD.