Govenor’s Budget Looked at by State Lawmakers 

The Governor’s supplemental budget, which deals with paying down hospital debts and increased enrollment in Mainecare, has made it’s way to state lawmakers.Representative Ken Fredette of the appropriations committee says there’s a pretty good consensus among Democrats and Republicans on this six-month budget.”I think in reviewing it I think one of the big issues will be pension and funding the pensions, funding the retirement insurance, and those competing forces with education with funding and the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Fredette.He says the challenge will come when the Governor unveils his two-year budget next month.Spending changes for the Department of Health and Human services will be reviewed on Tuesday.Hearings on the supplemental budget continue through Wednesday.