Should Maine give extra tax revenue back?

Sarah Austin of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a liberal advocacy group, told the committee Maine still has too many unmet needs to give checks or tax cuts to higher-income people.

“It forgoes the opportunity to really invest in families that are struggling right now, and gives money back to (higher income) households and weakens our ability to help households that need it the most,” Austin said.

She outlined several key concerns she said need state investment.

“Things like child care, figuring out how to really invest in a workforce, and also the affordability factor for low-income households,” she said.

Click here to read the full story, first published January 12, 2022, in NewsCenter Maine.