Groups Press Sen. Collins: Mainers Need COVID Relief

Mario Moretto, communications director for the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said people still are experiencing really elevated levels of hardship.

“What Mainers need now more than anything is for Congress to act and act quickly,” Moretto asserted. “To act boldly, to not only relieve that hardship, but to build some foundation to have a strong and equitable recovery.”

Moretto pointed to data which show job growth in Maine slowing down, as well as more than 40,000 residents collecting unemployment.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 4, 2021, in the Public News Service.