The end

Early on the morning of July 4, 2017 the Legislature enacted and the governor signed into law a state budget for the FY 2018-2019 biennium. This ended the 3 day shut down of state government. Below are documents related to the Committee’s of Conference used to reach this conclusion. The chaptered law and its fiscal note are also available. Further, here is a set of School funding estimates produced by the Maine Education Association. Predictably, the Maine Department of Education declined to offer its assistance in providing this information to the Legislature and the public.

Committee of Conference Documents

Work will continue over the coming weeks on bond bills, bills on the Appropriations Table, Study Table bills and any vetoes received from the governor.

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