AUGUSTA (AP) — Senate President Troy Jackson, a Democrat, is accusing Republican leaders of a “politically motivated stunt” in calling for the Maine Legislature to return to session to only address a narrow agenda.
Republicans are frustrated that the Legislature has been on the sidelines after adjourning and granting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills emergency powers to deal with the pandemic.
They told Jackson that they want to return to Augusta — but only to deal with economic and health concerns related to the pandemic.
Jackson, from Allagash, said the Legislature has a mandate to wrap up unfinished business, not just pandemic-related bills, but he offered no date when it’ll be safe to do so.