Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci Wednesday evening presented his State of the State address with optimism for the upcoming year, despite challenges that the state faces in 2008, including less-than-expected revenues.

Additionally, Baldacci’s administration yesterday revealed revisions of the state’s fiscal 2008 and 2009 biennial budget to address a budget gap, including consolidation efforts for natural resources and health and human services departments in the state and joint purchasing of prescription drugs by public employers.

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