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Maine’s Budget Looks Tight 

From his weekly radio address, Gov. John Baldacci says that Maine is facing more diffucult budget choises in the near future.Eventhough there have been substantial cuts in the last budget, at the moment it looks like Legislature will have to slash even more after it returns in January.The governor asked his department heads to submit ideas for a new round of cuts, but he says no decisions have been made yet.Additionally, Baldacci not going to raise broad-based taxes to balance the budget.Education and human services account for about 80 percent of the state spending plan.