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Legislature adjourns, not passing $1 billion in school funds

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A sudden late-night stalemate in the Maine Legislature left dozens of bills in limbo as lawmakers adjourned —including funding for the state’s public schools.

The Legislature was required by law to adjourn Wednesday, but both the Democratic-majority House and Republican-controlled Senate attempted to extend the session via vote. The Portland Press Herald reports the effort was derailed by the House Republican caucus.

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