Supplemental Budget Being Reviewed By 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 6-month budget. He says the challenge will be when the Governor unveils his two-year budget next month. “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,” Fredette said Monday.Spending changes for the Department of Health and Human Services will be reviewed tomorrow. Hearings on the supplemental budget continue through Wednesday. Fredette says they should be finished with the supplemental budget in a few weeks.