Maine progressives can claim big victories this year, but that does not mean they are satisfied

Bangor Daily News

Democratic bills were introduced to undo some of the tax cuts, but Mills’ pledge affected the two-year budget process in such a way that no tax increase were part of the discussion with Republicans, who could hold up a budget deal under the traditional process that requires two-thirds votes in both chambers to pass a budget by June’s end.

Progressives have begun speaking out about it in earnest this week, when an analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy told the news arm of the Maine People’s Alliance that it was “a colossal missed opportunity to not have revenue on the table.”

Click here to read the full story, first published June 6, 2019, in the Bangor Daily News.