Governor Mills convening Economic Recovery Committee

Gov. Janet Mills announced Wednesday the creation of a panel to advise her on the state’s economic recovery, and suggested there could be regional variations in the pace of reopening the economy.

She also brushed aside complaints by Republicans that her emergency powers should be stripped away, saying she will not let “partisan politics start to draw lines” in the middle of a pandemic.

The Economic Recovery Committee will be led by Josh Broder, CEO of Tilson, and former state economist Laurie Lachance, president of Thomas College, the governor told reporters in Augusta, Mills said. The panel will be tasked with delivering a preliminary report by July 15.

Click here to read the full story, first published on May 7, 2020, in WABI.