Monday, February 11, 2008

The Augustan: Monday, February 11, 2008

School districts face a March 28 deadline to submit completed plans for consolidation.

LD 2202 would allow Kittery residents who are at least 60 years old to shave off as much as $750 from their property tax bills if they volunteered for the town.

Three state senators have written a letter to the Maine Department of Conservation in support of developing a new state park along the Androscoggin River.

A schedule of legislative hearings for the week of February 11-February 14.

PPH: Law banning incandescent lightbulbs is too much, too soon.

Ronald G. Thurston: State government must improve the way it functions.

State looks at ways to boost revenue by collecting overdue taxes, fees, and fines.

Chairman of the Somerset County Commissioners estimates Somerset County could save more than $4 million if the proposal for a nine-person Board of Corrections is approved.

KJ: Legislature should closely examine Governor Baldacci's proposal to merge the departments of Agriculture, Conservation, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Marine Resources.

- John C.L. Morgan

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