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  • This Week in Augusta – 02.09.2017 edition This Week in Augusta – 02.09.2017 edition Hearings 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.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 01.31.2017 Edition This Week in Augusta – 01.31.2017 Edition The legislative session moves into its second full month this week. There’s little activity to date on legislation but that will soon change.

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  • Taxable Services in Proposed 2018-2019 State Budget Taxable Services in Proposed 2018-2019 State Budget The tax reform part of the proposed budget includes extending the 5.5% sales tax to a variety of categorized services. Here is a listing of specific services within those categories.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 01.10.2017 Edition This Week in Augusta – 01.10.2017 Edition This 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.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 01.04.2017 edition This Week in Augusta – 01.04.2017 edition The 128th Legislature reconvenes this Wednesday for the long slog to adjournment June 21 unless the session is extended.

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  • This Week in Augusta – December 7, 2016 Edition This Week in Augusta – December 7, 2016 Edition The 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.

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