Maine, New Jersey lawmakers scramble to end partial government shutdowns

Maine, New Jersey lawmakers scramble to end partial government shutdownsPartial government shutdowns in Maine and New Jersey stretched to a second day on Sunday as lawmakers returned to their respective state capitals in a bid to break budget impasses that have led to the suspension of many nonessential services. In Maine, a bipartisan budget committee met in Augusta in hopes of breaking a stalemate between Republican Governor Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers. The shutdown came after LePage threatened to veto a compromise reached by lawmakers in the state’s $ 7.055 billion, two-year budget.



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