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Maine

Rank: 18 (Previous Rank: N/A)
Budget gap (as a % of the total budget): 8.60%
Total gap: $265 million
Gap before budget was approved: $124 million
Additional midyear gap: $140 million

Governor John Baldacci's proposed cuts include cutting 94 state positions, mostly in the Corrections Dept. The state would also pull $45 million from the budget's reserve account.