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Maine, New Jersey lawmakers scramble to end partial government shutdowns

07:14 EDT 3 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

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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