Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House 3.2.12

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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter or related to government relations, please contact a member of our Government Relations Practice Group: John Delahanty, Andrea C. Maker, or Avery Day.

SENATOR SNOWE NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION

On February 28, 2012, Senator Snowe announced that she would not be running for reelection, citing her frustrations with growing partisanship in Washington, D.C.  This decision quickly set off a flurry of activity and speculation as a number of political figures began considering their options.  The opening of this one seat set off a cascade of effects down the ballot as Maine’s Congressional representatives considered running for Senate and various legislators considered running for Congress.  Some formal announcements have been made and the activity is starting to settle a bit, but the situation still remains fluid....

APPROPRIATIONS HEARS NEW REVENUE PROJECTIONS, DISCUSSES BONDS

The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met on February 27th and 29th to receive a briefing regarding the most recent revenue forecast and to discuss bonds....

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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