Conservatives, progressives alike object to $107M savings in Mills’ budget proposal

Both the left-leaning policy organization Maine Center for Economic Policy and the conservative Maine Policy Institute criticized Mills’ decision to store away $107 million in the special reserve fund — though for different reasons.

Josie Phillips, MECEP’s state priorities partnership fellow, said the large savings are inappropriate both because Maine is in a fiscally resilient position and because the budget has left off or cut funding for programs that she said would make a clear difference for Mainers.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 21, 2024 in Maine Morning Star.