TGIF Everyone,

This is just a heads up that Budget talks are starting in Augusta!
This was in the Bangor Daily News today
 Key hearings on Mills' budget proposal are now scheduled.

◉ The Legislature's budget committee has begun voting on Mills' small and
non-controversial short-term spending proposal and will continue that work
on Friday and into next week. Meetings on the two-year budget start Tuesday.

◉ The governor's budget commissioner, Kirsten Figueroa, appears before the
committee to give an overview on that day. The first public hearings on it
kick off on Wednesday and are expected to last into early March. The

◉ Early in the process, keep your eye on property tax programs being
discussed by the budget panel on Wednesday. Lawmakers will also get a look
at the University of Maine System budget next Friday.

Start getting your testimony ready! I think the GeoLibrary budget items
will be reviewed early in the process.

We will provide more information next week. In the mean time get the
contact information ready for your Senators
<> and Representative

Have a great weekend everyone, stay warm!

Joseph Young
Moose Hill Farm
Fayette, ME 04349

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