Poll: Mainers prefer investments in housing, infrastructure over one-time checks


Policy analysts at the Maine Center for Economic Policy have argued that if the one-time checks were more narrowly targeted, and the amount deposited in the Rainy Day fund reduced, the state could make long term investments to expand child care wage supplements; permanently increase funding for direct care, behavioral health, and substance use services; and expand MaineCare coverage for children and immigrants; among other critical needs.

The polling suggests a majority of Mainers favor such long term investments.

Click here to read the full story, first published March 30, 2022, in Beacon.