Sunday, April 20, 2014
Three GOP state Senators wanted to come back for a vote to consider an override of Gov. Paul LePage's weekend vetoes.
The rest voted no, except Sen. David Hastings, R-Fryeburg, who could not be reached, according to the tally released by the Senate GOP.
Voting "yes" were Sen. Nichi Farnham of Bangor; Sen. Roger Katz of Augusta; and Sen. Tom Saviello of Wilton. The Maine Democratic Party released the list this afternoon, along with a press release accusing Maine Republican leaders of the "same partisan manuvering that's hurting Washington."
House Democrats have asked House Republicans to release their vote totals, but they have not yet been made public.
LePage vetoed some line items in the supplemental budget that deal with General Assistance. Republicans say they'll consider the issue in the next budget, which will come up for a vote by the full Legislature in May.
Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.
Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
Steve can be reached at 791-6345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Twitter: @stevemistler
Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
Eric can be reached at 791-6344 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @pphericrussell
Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
Matt can be reached at 791-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @mattbyrnePPH
Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
Randy can be reached at 791-6346 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @randybillings
Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc
Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
Michael can be reached at 621-5632 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME