May 16, 2013- HHS, EDU and VLA Voting

This evening the Appropriations committee convened to take further votes on the Biennial budget.

Votes

The committee unanimously approved items for 3 committees:

Education

EDU-14 1106 support for Work Ready and College Transitions

EDU-20 1235 support for Digital Literacy Fund

EDU-84 2357 A reduction of less than $200,000 to MPBN

Health and Human Services

HHS-45 334 a transfer to support services to students served in Special Purpose Private Schools

Veterans and Legal Affairs

Language-45 Part LL which accelerates the time for transfers to Clean Elections

Schedule

The committee will work this Sunday. They may have on mic discussions.

Friday all day AFA will hold hearings on the Governor’s Change Package. All members are invited to participate.

The full schedule may be found here: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/appropriations_committee/schedule_agendas/index.htm

Audio and more

Please feel free to join the committee as they do their work. You may also listen online using the following link: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/appropriations_committee/audio/index.htm

You also may watch broadcasts of these and other committee hearings on the Maine Capitol Connection pilot channel through Maine Public Broadcasting.  You may watch over the air or through your cable provider as well as online here: http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineCapitolConnection.aspx

Thank you and please let me know if you have questions.

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