Governor Vetoes 911, Amusement Ride Bills

Updated 2 years ago

Governor Paul LePage is vetoing two bills sent to him by the Legislature, saying they involve either tax or fee increases.In a message to lawmakers made public Tuesday, LePage said he was rejecting a bill that was supposed to ease burdens on the state fire marshal’s office, which inspects amusement rides. Instead, the governor said, it was completely rewritten to increase fees for inspections, and he cannot support that.The other bill seeks to update the state’s emergency services communications laws. LePage says it increases the E-911 monthly surcharge, which he calls a tax increase. LePage says his next budget will propose ways to improve E-911 services without raising taxes.The vetoes are separate from the line-item vetoes on the budget LePage issued this weekend.


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