Mills’ budget proposal would tax Paycheck Protection Program funds as income

Portland Press Herald

Sarah Austin with the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning organization that advocates for economic policies that help low-income Mainers, said many of the federal tax breaks were going to business entities that had weathered the pandemic well, including real estate brokers and hedge fund managers.

“Maine is better served focusing resources that all Mainers need to pull through this pandemic,” Austin said. “That’s safe schools, access to health care, child care, good infrastructure and protecting jobs.”

Click here to read the full story, first published January 25, 2021, in the Portland Press Herald.