Now that the Back-to-Basics Budget has been signed into law, Maine people and businesses don’t have to worry about politics threatening our health and economic recovery. Maine people can take comfort knowing that lawmakers have kept their promises on property taxes and breathe a little easier knowing nursing homes, rural hospitals and health clinics are getting the funds needed to operate. Schools have a clear picture of what they should expect for funding and can make plans to safely reopen for students and teachers – much to the relief of everyone, especially working parents. The businesses that rely on tourism can have confidence that state parks and public beaches will remain open, attracting tourists at unprecedented rates.
AUGUSTA – Today, Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash, House Speaker Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford, Senator Cathy Breen of Falmouth, and Representative Teresa Pierce of Falmouth, proposed the “Back-to-Basics” Biennial Budget in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this proposal, the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee would vote out a smart, responsible biennial budget […]