Media Advisory: Governor Will Highlight Budget Proposal to Combat Maine’s Drug Problem

March 23, 2015

Please note: Today's news conference is postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

In the biennial budget now being considered by legislators, Governor Paul R. LePage has included funding for four new District Court Judges within the Judicial Branch, seven Investigative Agents in the Department of Public Safety and four Assistant Attorney General positions within the Office of the Attorney General.

The budget initiative provides Maine with additional resources to combat the State’s growing drug problem. Combined with treatment and recovery, funding for these critical positions is also needed to stem the increased threat to public safety and to the health of Mainers.

Governor LePage will be joined by public officials, legislators and supporters of this initiative at a news conference Tuesday in the Office of the Governor.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24
WHERE: Office of the Governor, Cabinet Room, Augusta

Speakers:
Governor Paul R. LePage
Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Morris
Senate President Michael Thibodeau