As budget deadline nears, the gap between what lawmakers want and what they can pay for widens

Bangor Daily News

That idea could doom bipartisan goals, including a large expansion of the earned-income tax credit passed in a 10-1 vote in the tax committee last week. It would expand the credit, extend it to young adults, increase it for others and raise the income level for eligibility. The liberal Maine Center for Economic Policy said it would benefit 177,000 Mainers.

Click here to read the full story, first published May 29, 2019, in the Bangor Daily News.