Janet Mills urges spending restraint in message to Maine Legislature

Garrett Martin, president and CEO of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said that “now is not the time to forgo potentially transformational investments in Maine people and communities.”

“Legislators have the opportunity to build upon this framework and use this money to make people’s lives better now and provide tools to weather future storms,” Martin said in a statement. “This money could be used to fund bills currently being considered by the legislature that help child care providers stay open, provide critical relief for renters struggling to stay housed, build housing for people who need it today, and make sure our educators are paid a fair, living wage.”

Click here to read the full story, first published January 30, 2024 in Maine Public.