Hearings stack up for Maine board nominees

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, at 10:32 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The list of legislative confirmation hearings is growing for Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to boards, commissions and councils in advance of a special session later this month.

Lawmakers are meeting Sept. 27 to vote on a congressional reapportionment plan. Several proposals have been developed by Democrats and Republicans, and a Democratic-backed plan was narrowly endorsed by a bipartisan commission Aug. 30.

Leading up to the special session, committees have scheduled hearings for dozens of nominees who will face final confirmation votes. Among the appointments are spots on the Land Use Regulation Commission, and Maine Maritime Academy, Community College System and Gambling Control boards.

In addition, nominees for commissioner of environmental protection, marine resources and several judicial appointees will face hearings and Senate confirmation votes during the special session.

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