Governor LePage’s order to cut state spending by $35 and a half million dollars is bad news for schools. The Department of Education is facing a 12.6 million dollar cut in state aid to local schools. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli explains what the impact will be.
The Maine State Board of Corrections is proposing a one percent across the board reduction to all jails in the state, including the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Newsource 8 Reporter Shawn Cunningham reports on the impact it could have on the county community if the cuts go through.
A public will be held next Wednesday in Limestone to discuss ways to save the town money while not burdening taxpayers. One of the issues proposed to save some money is cutting back on police service hours. But police officials say public safety could be compromised if that happens Shawn Cunningham reports.