Stories about State House


Legislature cuts own budget by $8.3M, adds security to the State House

By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service on June 05, 2011, at 2:51 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Legislative leaders have voted to cut the Legislature’s budget by $8.3 million over the next two years while at the same time bolstering security at the State House. “This actually is probably a historic legislative council budget,“ Majority Leader Jon Courtney, R-Springvale, said Friday evening. “This is …

Business leaders note import of environment

By Kevin Miller on Feb. 09, 2011, at 8:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Business owners and leaders of the Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that they believe Maine can simultaneously protect the environment and change regulations that they argue are harming the state’s business climate. Speaking during a press conference at the State House, Maine State Chamber of Commerce President …

250 state jobs, currently unfilled, may be cut

By Susan M. Cover, Portland Press Herald (MCT) on Jan. 14, 2011, at 5:12 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The LePage administration has begun “right-sizing the work force,” which means the possible elimination of 250 vacant state jobs. Language in the supplemental state budget proposed Wednesday would authorize the administration to prepare a vacancy report to be presented to lawmakers by March 31. The budget, for …