New State Budget Shortfall 

Our state government is facing another revenue shortfall, this one is up to 200 million dollars.Governor Baldacci is now asking state departments to recommend ways to cut their budgets to account for lower-than-expected revenues.The appropriations committee will meet Thursday and Friday to discuss the issue.Budget revisions are set to begin when the legislature returns in January.Until then, the governor could issue a spending curtailment order without legislative approval.