AUGUSTA – It is appearing more likely that the Maine Legislature will return for a special session.
Lawmakers adjourned their session recently without agreeing on a way to fund a number of bills. Those bills remain in limbo until they take action.
According to House Republicans, the Appropriations Committee has agreed on a package that will solve the funding issues. Republicans will now hold caucuses to discuss the issues and whether to agree to a special session.
House Republican Leader Ken Fredette released a statement saying that now that the framework and parameters have been met, including the decoupling of Medicaid expansion from any spending package, he believes the caucus will support returning for a special session.