Maine counties are spending COVID relief funds on more police and jails


Maura Pillsbury, an analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy specializing in tax expenditures and local issues, has tracked ARPA funds by monitoring budget meetings at town councils and county governments across Maine.

Her yearlong research has uncovered similar investments into police and jails as seen across the country.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 3, 2022, in Beacon.