Democrats Shut Down State Legislature before official June 21 end date

Governor immediately calls Legislature back

STATE HOUSE – Last night, Democrats shut down the Legislature well before the statutory June 21 end date. The Sine Die order (meaning without day) traditionally means that all of the legislature’s work is finished.

House Republicans have issued the following statement:

“Democrats were so desperate to avoid giving $200 million (2% of their budget) in income tax relief to taxpayers, especially low- to- middle income earners, they used a procedural loophole to circumvent the bipartisan budget process envisioned by the Maine Constitution.

Maine people want us to work together on their behalf. Republicans will not rest until Mainers get to keep more of their hard-earned money.”

VIDEO CLIP OF SINE DIE SPEECH delivered March 30, 2023 in the Maine House by Rep. Randall Greenwood (R-Wales)

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