February 13, 2013

Lawmakers to hear public's comments on state budget

Other meetings and events set for this week


WINDSOR -- Two local state lawmakers plan to host a community forum on the state budget at 6 p.m. March 6 at Windsor Town Hall, the House Democratic Office announced Wednesday.

Rep. Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, and Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville, have organized the forum.

"Each line of this budget affects every one of us in some way, and having plenty of input from voters will help all of us in Augusta find common ground and arrive at a common-sense solution," Fowle said in a prepared statement.

The $6.2 billion, two-year budget proposed by Gov. Paul LePage cuts human services funding, suspends revenue sharing payments for cities and towns for two years and targets two property tax relief programs to those 65 and older. Lawmakers are expected to hold public hearings on the budget in the coming weeks.

MPER meetings set for Thursday

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Public Employees Retirement System's Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. today at the Retirement System office, at 96 Sewall St.

The audit committee's regular monthly meeting will begin at 8 a.m.

For more information, call 512-3190.

Absentee ballots available Friday

BELGRADE -- Absentee ballots for the March town meeting referedum will be available Friday through March 12 at the Town Office during regular business hours.

For more information, call 495-2258.

Board of Selectmen to meet Thursday

WEST GARDINER -- The Board of Selectmen will meet at 6 tonight at the Town Office.

Walk-ins are welcome.

RSU 12 board to meet Thursday

WHITEFIELD -- The Regional School Unit 12 Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Whitefield Elementary School gymnasiumn.

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