Panel recommends ways for Mills to address racial disparities in Maine

Portland Press Herald

A commission formed to help the state end racial disparities and discrimination is urging Gov. Janet Mills to use federal CARES Act funds to support a response to the COVID-19 pandemic for minority populations in Maine, which have been disproportionately impacted by the virus.

The recommendation was among five steps that the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations called for in a letter to the governor released Thursday.

Click here to read the full story, first published June 18, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.