Flaherty-Stanford, citing a projection from the Maine Center for Economic Policy, says the payments will bring more than $435 million into the state.
“That’s money that’s going to be spent in local economies. More importantly, that’s money that’s going to provide food for kids, for families. That is going to buy transportation. It’s going to make it so people don’t have to take out loans to meet their expenses,” Flaherty-Stanford said.