Maine expects $265 million budget surplus over 2 years

Portland Press Herald

MECEP Policy Director Sarah Austin called for additional investments in housing and wages for teachers, child care providers and direct care workers.

“Maine has the resources to take on these challenges and should prioritize these issues when the Legislature returns in January,” Austin said. “Maine should double down on the strategies that have created this growing economy by continuing to invest in people and communities. The state can use this surplus to remove barriers that currently hold people back from fully participating in and benefiting from our economy.”

Click here to read the full story, first published November 28, 2023 in Portland Press Herald.