(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine House and Senate leaders announce a new deal to close DHHS budget gap. And who's running the show after the Maine Republican Convention? Ray Richardson of WLOB Radio and Bill Nemitz of The Portland Press Herald go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.
The agreement announced by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House would eliminate MaineCare coverage for 19 and 20 year olds, and drop 1,500 elderly Mainers from a prescription drug program. It reduces General Assitance funding to large cities from 90 to 85 percent, a smaller reduction than Gov. Paul LePage wanted. Will that be enough to keep the governor from vetoring the budget?
Nemitz and Richardson also talk about last weekend's Maine Republican Party convention. Ron Paul supporters grabbed nearly all of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention, even though Mitt Romney won the presidential preference poill during the caucuses.