Maine governor unveils two-year $8 billion budget proposal

Meanwhile, the liberal-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy called Mills’ proposal a “mixed bag.” Executive director Garrett Martin said Mills’ budget would keep LePage-era tax cuts, while falling short of the voter-approved requirement for the state to provide 55 percent of school funding.

He said it’s now up to lawmakers to consider whether the state should increase revenues.

“Ultimately it’s going to be up to the Legislature to weigh the framework that she has provided,” Martin said.

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