Judicial Branch Offers Significant Savings for Streamlining Task Force

November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – The Streamline and Prioritize Core Government Services Task Force also referred to as the Streamlining Task Force unanimously accepted a proposal today from the Judicial Branch that would save more than $750,000.

The Judicial Branch has offered a savings of $767,694 that was generated because the interest rate for borrowing for the Augusta Courthouse project was lower than originally anticipated.

Governor Paul LePage, earlier this year, encouraged both the Judiciary and Legislature to participate in the streamlining process and applauds the Judicial Branch for voluntarily offering savings. “We need all of State government to work together to achieve savings during these tough times,” said the Governor.

Currently, the Streamlining Task Force has identified slightly more than $25 million and hopes to recommend additional savings. The next Streamlining Task Force meeting is scheduled for November 28.