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Republicans forcing Democrats to set priorities. Maybe this will get results

Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, a member of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Republican leaders in Augusta have reacted to Democrats’ spending wish list for the legislative session with a surprise strategy. They’re not negotiating on individual items, and they’re not simply opposing any new spending. Instead, they’re attempting to use it as leverage to revive a competing measure to the minimum wage increase measure headed for the […]