Lawmakers Return to Augusta for Veto Override Attempts

Updated 1 year ago

Maine lawmakers are returning to Augusta to take up final bills and attempt to override outstanding vetoes from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The Democratic-controlled Legislature will reconvene Tuesday for what could be the final time this session. Lawmakers were supposed to adjourn June 19, but more than 50 vetoed bills have brought them back for override votes. Among the vetoes lawmakers will attempt to override Tuesday include a measure to ban companies from determining health insurance rates based on where someone lives in Maine. A two-thirds majority of present and voting members is necessary to override vetoes. Lawmakers will also attempt to send a final batch of bills to LePage’s desk, including one that would allow school districts to change their budgets to reflect unexpected state aid without voter approval.


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