- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Military Authority has notified workers of possible layoffs in two weeks.

Officials said Thursday that announcement comes on the heels of financial difficulties for the agency in northern Maine. They say the announcement doesn’t mean that there will definitely be job cuts.

Last month, Gov. Paul LePage said he halted a $19 million state contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to refurbish 32 commuter buses. LePage, authority officials and the MTBA will meet in the near future to review the program and seek possible solutions.

The authority, based at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, is a quasi-state agency that got its start refurbishing military vehicles.

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