Possible state government shutdown?

The Maine legislature has passed a supplemental budget that fills a hole in the state’s finances for the fiscal year that ends June 30th. Governor LePage refuses to sign the budget, but lets it become law without his approval.

On “In the Arena” with Pat Callaghan House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette (R-Newport) said, “There’s going to be a real battle on this biennial budget and, quite frankly, a government shutdown is something that’s a possibility.”

Are we seeing the beginnings of some rough times coming regarding the state budget? Is a state shutdown actually possible? Political Analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling offered their throughts on the topics below. Simply click on the box below to get the video.

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