WERU News Report 5/31/11

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

The House of Representatives voted today in support of legislation that would convert the Maine Legislature to a unicameral– or “one house” system, in order to cut state government and spending.
LD804, sponsored by Representative Linda Valentine, a democrat of Saco, would amend the state constitution and so it requires support of 2/3 of the House and Senate, then it would be put to the voters. Today we listen in on excerpts of this morning’s legislative debate over the bill: