Mudcat Café message #3863752 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3863752
Posted By: ranger1
01-Jul-17 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
The governor and the legislature couldn't agree on a budget by the end of the fiscal year (midnight last night) and the governor shut down the government. Only "essential" personnel are working until further notice. State police, corrections, warden service, fire marshal's office, psychiatric hospitals, and state parks. We're only essential in parks because it's the middle of summer, a holiday weekend, and public opinion, and we're running the parks with far too few people. I did get deemed essential, along with two other people, but two other members of my crew did not. It's a mess. This news report is pretty accurate: Maine government shutdown