AFA Update: Monday, March 16, 2015- VLA and Criminal Justice

The Appropriations committee was joined by the Veterans and Legal Affairs and the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committees to continue hearings on the Governor’s proposed biennial budget. The morning hearings covered the Departments of Veteran’s and Legal Affairs, Bureau of Liquor and Lottery, the Ethics Commission, Gambling and Control Board and the Department of Elections at the Office of the Secretary of State.

Audio of today’s hearing is here.

After lunch Criminal Justice and Public Safety covered all aspects of the Department of Corrections most of the Department of Public Safety, and the Fire Protection Services Commission.

Today’s testimony is here.

A list of all of position eliminations in the budget is here.

Planned work sessions on the supplemental budget were postponed.


Public hearings continue as policy committees hold concurrent work sessions on their sections of the budget.

  Time Committee Highlights
Tuesday, March 17 1:00 PM Judiciary AG’s Office, Judiciary, Indigent Legal Services, closure of Madawaska Court
3:00 PM Transportation State Police
Wednesday, March 18 1:00 PM Insurance and Financial Services
3:00 PM Appropriations (only) Cascade, appropriations limitations (LD 1 PL 2005), employee attrition


The full schedule can be found here.



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