AUGUSTA — Maine lawmakers are finishing up their business for the 2013 session, which brought many contentious battles between the Republican Gov. Paul LePage and the Democratic-led Legislature.

The House and Senate are taking up a number of bills on Thursday that have already passed, but come with a price tag. The Legislature will debate bills should get funding now that the state’s two-year budget has been approved.

Among those bills is one that would require food retailers to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

Lawmakers are planning to send the last of the papers to LePage’s desk Thursday. The governor will have 10 days to approve or veto those bills. Lawmakers will then return in early July to attempt to override any bills the governor vetoes.


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