Spend or save? Not everyone agrees with Maine governor’s proposal to set aside $100M

In response, the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a progressive group based in Augusta, said the money could be used to help childcare providers, give relief to renters facing unaffordable costs or to build more housing.

“The Governor’s new supplemental budget is a good start in bolstering Maine’s economy, but with so many unmet needs and an already full rainy day fund, now is not the time to forgo potentially transformational investments in Maine people and communities,” Garrett Martin, president and CEO of the center, said in a statement.

Click here to read the full story, first published January 31, 2024 in Spectrum News.