This evening the Appropriations committee convened to take further votes on the Biennial budget.
The committee unanimously approved items for 3 committees:
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
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.