The Daily Brief: Janet Mills boxed herself in on virus aid taxes before reversing course

Bangor Daily News

Republicans have argued that Mills should fund the tax cuts with spending cuts rather than federal funding, but Wednesday marked a victory in their first real tax fight with her. At the same time, the liberal Maine Center for Economic Policy, which has unsuccessfully pushed Mills to raise taxes on wealthier Mainers and hailed the initial plan, is fighting the new one. Lobbyists looking for money during this pandemic budget cycle will remember what happened this week.

Click here to read the full story, first published January 28, 2021, in the Bangor Daily News.