AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers are postponing hearings due to forecasts of snowy, blustery conditions.
The Maine Legislature delayed Thursday hearings and work sessions and will reschedule them later. Lawmakers have hundreds of bills to sort through this year, on top of the need to figure out the future of voter-approved Medicaid expansion and recreational marijuana sales.
Lawmakers were set to review bills addressing child care providers and the regulations, appeals process and other rules that apply to them. The Legislature’s inland fisheries and wildlife committee was scheduled to consider moose permits and hunting and fishing licensing.
Democrats say they are focused on implementing Medicaid expansion but have no plans to fund it. Republican Senate Leader and gubernatorial candidate Garrett Mason told WGAN-AM on Tuesday he’d love to see expansion repealed.