|April 3, 2021
Maine Legislature “Adjourns” After Passing Two-Year State Budget; Committee Work Continues
The Maine Legislature passed the next two-year state budget this week mostly along party lines with only two of the 102 Democrats in the House and Senate voting against the process—not necessarily the budget itself. No Republican in either the House of the Senate voted for the new budget objecting to the process and lack of bipartisan agreement.
The ‘baseline’ biennial state budget, which covers state spending for two years starting July 1 of this year, was a passed late Wednesday. The Legislature than formally adjourned after voting to back for a Special Session on April 28 to finish taking up remaining legislation and possibly reconsider a Supplemental Budget to adjust the just passed state budget. Governor Mills quickly signed the budget into law.
Despite formally ending the Regular Session, state legislative committee are continuing their work on remaining bills that will eventually be voted on when legislators return to Special Session in late April.
More detailed analysis on the politics of recent legislative action concerning the state budget and the reasons for adjournment can be found in last week’s Maine Medicine Weekly Update: “Maine Legislative Calendar In Flux.”
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