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February Fiscal News

The February 2015 issue of the Fiscal News is now available under the News section of the Office of Fiscal and Program Review’s web page http://www.legislature.maine.gov/ofpr/  and through the following link: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/other_publications/fiscal_news/FiscalNews_2015_02.pdf

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2014 Financial Report

The State of Maine is pleased to announce that the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 is available on our website at:

www.maine.gov/osc/finanrept/cafr.shtml

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January Fiscal News

The January 2015 issue of the Fiscal News is now available under the News section of the Office of Fiscal and Program Review’s web page http://www.legislature.maine.gov/ofpr/  and through the following link: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/other_publications/fiscal_news/FiscalNews_2015_01.pdf

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Weskeag River bridge project

Notice of PRELIMINARY PUBLIC MEETING IN SOUTH THOMASTON

TO DISCUSS FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS OF THE WESKEAG BRIDGE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

AT 6:0O P.M. AT THE SOUTH THOMASTON TOWN OFFICE

125 SPRUCE HEAD ROAD

Please join MaineDOT at a preliminary public meeting to discuss future improvements

of the Weskeag Bridge (#2425) which carries Rt. 73 over the Weskeag River.

Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be

present on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to concerns,

receive comments, and answer questions from anyone

with an interest in the project. The Department is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans,

discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues.

Anyone with an interest is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary

aids will be provided upon advance request.

Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of

Mark Parlin, Project Manager , Maine Department of Transportation

Bridge Program, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016

Telephone: (207) 624-3449   . Email: mark.parlin@maine.gov

.Work Identification Numbers 020485.00

Federal Aid Project Numbers STP-2048 (5-00)

TTY Telephone (888) 516-9364

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MDOT work plan

The Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for 2015-2016-2017 has been released. The Work Plan describes all of the projects and activities that the department plans to undertake over the next three years. This includes major construction projects for all transportation modes; smaller construction and maintenance projects; plowing and summer road maintenance; bus, rail and ferry operations; sidewalks; trails; and more.

The projects and activities listed for 2015 includes 523 capital projects with a combined total value of $469 million. To view the Work Plan online, and to search for specific regions or projects, visit: www.maine.gov/dot

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Ocean acidification

The Final Report of the Commission to Study the Effects of Coastal and Ocean Acidification and Its Existing and Potential Effects on Species That Are Commercially Harvested and Grown Along the Maine Coast is complete and can be accessed at:  http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/Oceanacidificationreport.pdf.

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Task Force to End Student Hunger in Maine

The Final Report of the Task Force to End Student Hunger in Maine is complete and can be accessed at: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/studenthungerreport.pdf

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127th Legislature gets rolling

I am honored to be appointed House Chair of the Government Oversight Committee of the new Legislature.  I was first appointed to the Committee during the 125th Legislature, and served as Chair in the 126th.

My Senate Co-Chair is Roger Katz of Augusta and I am looking forward to working together for the people of Maine.

The Committee has oversight over the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA).  Our current work plan can be found here.  Past reports that give a good idea of what we do can be found here.

It is interesting and important work and I am very proud to be a part of it.

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Biennial Budget

The Bureau of the Budget has just posted to its web page (http://www.maine.gov/budget/index.htm) the budget documents related to the Governor’s proposed General Fund 2016-2017 Biennial Budget, the proposed Highway Fund 2016-2017 Biennial Budget and the proposed Highway Fund 2015 Supplemental Budget. 

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