Augusta – Wednesday afternoon, House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport met with Governor LePage, House Speaker Mark Eves, House Democratic Leader Jeff McCabe, Senate President Mike Thobodeau and Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond to see if an agreement could be reached regarding the governor’s concern over the funding sources for four bills passed by the Maine Legislature during the recently completed session.
“The Governor has been clear in identifying the problems to legislative leadership and I believe it’s up to us to work with the administration to try to find a solution. Due to the fact that Democratic legislative leaders are not expected to call the legislature back into session to work with the governor to fix these four bills, I suspect the governor will now take matters into his own hands.” said House Republican Leader Rep. Ken Fredette.
The four bills are:
- LD 1465 Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Conduct a Study of Ambulance Services.
- LD 1552 An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Injected Drugs.
- LD 1614 Resolve, To Provide Funding for the County Jail Operations Fund.
- LD 1645 An Act To Address Employee Recruitment and Retention Issues at State Mental Health Institutions.