Lawmakers Return to Work, Talk Budget 

State lawmakers return to work in Augusta on Wednesday.On top of their to do list is the budget.They are still looking at ways on how to make up for a 438 million dollar shortfall in the states two year five point eight billion dollar budget.Other topics for this first session of 2010 will be concerns about the deteriorating condition of Maine’s highways and bridges.Cell phone safety and atv regulation also will be on the agenda.Other bills would allow wardens to stop atv operators on private land without reasonable suspicion, strengthen Maine’s laws against operating “puppy mills,” and require that firewood brought into the state by campers is kiln dried to avoid importation of harmful insects coming into Maine.