LePage Considers Curtailment Order To Combat Low Revenue Forecast

Updated 1 year ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s finance commissioner is recommending that Gov. Paul LePage issue a curtailment order to cut spending by $35 million to deal with weak revenues. Finance Commissioner Sawin Millett issued his recommendation on Monday upon receipt of a formal report by the Revenue Forecasting Committee. LePage could issue a curtailment order, or undertake other steps to reduce spending. In a statement, LePage said he’s reviewing his options “in a thoughtful and meaningful way.” The Forecasting Committee’s figures show revenues lagging behind earlier estimates by at least $35 million this fiscal year, which ends June 30, and by $128 million during the two-year budget cycle, which starts next July 1.


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