Potential state government shutdowns – Where the real fault lies…

BallotPedia June 30, 2017 Report: Potential government shutdowns “Daily Brew” email news from Ballotpedia- On Thursday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) accused the legislature of playing chicken with state finances. “They’re playing chicken at 100 mph. If you want to play chicken, let’s play chicken,” said LePage. Maine’s fiscal year ends at midnight on Friday. Without a budget in place by that deadline, non-essential government services will shut down. This would be the first partial government shutdown in Maine since 1991. At the center of the stand-off is a ballot initiative approved with 50.6 percent of the vote in 2016. Question 2 … Continue reading