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LePage Reveals Budget Team 

Maine Gov.-elect Paul LePage has announced a bipartisan team of advisers who will fashion a two-year state budget that closes a widening gap between anticipated revenues and expenses. In a State House news conference Tuesday, the Republican said he’s taking a step toward keeping a campaign promise to deliver a more efficient, job-friendly government. The team’s newly appointed leader, outgoing state Rep. Sawin Millett of Waterford, will get a head start on assembling a spending blueprint that closes a gap that’s growing from $1 billion to $1.2 billion. Millett is a former finance and education commissioner. The 10-member team also included former prominent lawmakers from both parties.LePage says he’s also looking for input from Mainers. To submit your cost savings ideas visit LePage’s transition website.(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)