Speaker Gideon Ends State Shutdown

Negotiates $7.1 billion budget, largest investment in public education in Maine’s history AUGUSTA – After a 3-day state shutdown due to House Republican obstruction, Speaker Sara Gideon succeeded in closing the 2017-2019 biennial budget. The budget makes...

Gideon Statement on Government Shutdown

Maine House, Senate fail to pass budget by midnight deadline AUGUSTA – After proposing a bipartisan compromise proposal that was enacted in the Republican controlled Senate (33-1), the Maine House of Representatives failed to reach the two-thirds votes necessary...