People mill about in the State House in Augusta awaiting various bills to be voted upon, April 29, 2016.

The Maine Legislature is back in Augusta on Thursday for the first of a planned two final days of the 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers will handle a ream of proposed child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage, conforming Maine to the federal tax code and other issues.

Follow along here with the Bangor Daily News staff throughout the day as the Legislature wades through its work.

Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. A Hallowell native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the University of Maine in...