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Maine Governor Says Government Shutdown Is 'Necessary For The Future'28:00
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting in Yarmouth, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/ AP)
In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting in Yarmouth, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/ AP)
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage is vowing to let a government shutdown go into effect at midnight. His promise comes as Maine legislators vote on a compromised budget bill that could be sent to his desk today.

LePage has 10 days to decide if he will sign or veto the bill. If his decision comes after midnight tonight, the government shutdown will take effect.

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Mal Leary, managing editor of the Maine Capitol Connection for Maine Public Broadcasting. He tweets @malleary.

This segment aired on June 30, 2017.

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