This Week in Augusta – 02.09.2017 editionHearings on the 2018-2019 biennial State Budget get underway this week. Meantime, the volume of printed bills is increasing and the pace of committee hearings and work sessions will soon ramp up accordingly.
This Week in Augusta – 01.10.2017 EditionThis week will begin the process of committee orientations where legislators get to see who else is on their committee, find out what days of the week the co-chairs plan to conduct hearings and work sessions, get briefed on state agencies and major issue areas of the committee, and hear introductions from lobbyists who regularly interact with the committee. This orientation process usually takes about two or three weeks.
This Week in Augusta – December 7, 2016 EditionThe 128th Legislature convenes this Wednesday for what could be a contentious session due to narrow margins that separate the majority and minority parties in the Senate and House combined with significant issues affecting Maine’s economic and fiscal future.