Close Political Brew State Shutdown July 2, 2017 at 8 AM WCSH 8:34 AM. EDT July 02, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST Portland, Maine (NEWS CENTER) Pat Callaghan sat down with Ray Richardson and John Richardson to talk about the state budget battle this past weekend and what the government shutdown means for the state. © 2017 WCSH-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Bail set in beating caught on video case Homicide victim's sister speaks out Driver writes moving statement about fatal accident NOW: Facebook page causes quite a stir NEWS CENTER Video Forecast 71 dishes you have to try if you're dining in Portland anytime soon. truck driver shortage raises concerns NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Lovily Johnson baby death LePage plans to veto a bill that requires hands free cellphone use while driving. More Stories Two in N.Y. to be charged with murder of woman found… Jul 26, 2017, 3:40 p.m. Creepy clown with a machete arrested in Waterboro Jul 25, 2017, 10:54 p.m. Trump seeks to ban transgender troops from serving… Jul 26, 2017, 9:20 a.m.