Questions Remain on State Budget 

It’s been a long haul for state legislators, and there’s still more work to be done on the budget.After months of review, they still face some crucial decisions on state borrowing…and the Maine tax code.They’ll also take up the issue of highway project financing..They’re debating sticking with the current system or possibly raising the state’s fuel taxes by 11 cents over four years.As far as borrowing goes, the Governor has proposed a 306-million dollar bond package…it would be submitted to voters in two elections and spent over two years.To pass that package, though, Democratic House and Senate majorities and Baldacci will need Republicansupport to get the required majorities of two-thirds or better.