As budget nears completion, activists urge more state spending

Activist from low-income, organized labor and health care groups want Maine to increase spending on a range of social programs, and increase funding for schools and communities.

Several dozen members of a range of groups, calling themselves the Prosperity Coalition, rallied outside the legislative chambers Thursday morning. They say the proposed state budget currently does not go far enough to address the needs in Maine.

Click here to read the full story, first published on June 6, 2019, in NewsCenter Maine.