School Consolidation Vote Latest 

Dozens of school districts across Maine have merged with the goal of cutting administrative costs under the state’s school district consolidation law.Voters will be asked to decide on election day to undo the whole thing. Consolidation supporters say that scuttling the law would make a mess of things, not to mention eliminate millions of dollars in savings.Critics of the law, including house speaker Hannah Pingree and senate president Libby Mitchell, say it should be repealed.Skip Greenlaw, whose Maine Coalition to Save Schools is leading the repeal effort, says he’s not against consolidation. His group opposes mandatory consolidation.The legislature’s office of fiscal and program review says repealing the law would cost $37 million a year.