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Maine lawmakers returning to Augusta this week to try to override LePage vetoes


AUGUSTA, Maine — After a few days off, Maine lawmakers will head back to Augusta this week to consider dozens of bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

Lawmakers plan to return Tuesday to consider a few remaining bills and debate whether to override outstanding vetoes from LePage. Among the vetoes that lawmakers are expecting they'll have to try to overturn is that of the $6.7 billion state budget.

LePage has until midnight on Monday to veto the spending plan overwhelmingly approved this month. He already used his line-item veto power to strike out $60 million in spending in the budget, but the Legislature rejected every single one of those vetoes.

The governor has vetoed more than 100 bills this session. Lawmakers are expected to return again in July for more veto votes.

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