Presiding Officers praise Democratic supplemental budget proposal

AUGUSTA – The Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee approved a supplemental budget that supports Maine workers and small businesses on Thursday. The vote was 8-5. The bill gives Maine businesses and unemployed Mainers a break from paying taxes on relief funds they received during the pandemic. Republicans rejected two compromise proposals on the Paycheck Protection Program […]

Under Democratic leadership, Legislature passes strong, bipartisan two-year budget

AUGUSTA – The Maine House and Senate voted today to pass the bipartisan budget agreement reached by the Appropriations Committee, sending the budget to Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The vote was 104-38 in the House and 25-9 in the Senate in favor of passing the $7.98 billion two-year budget that prioritizes property […]

President Jackson, Senate Democrats release statement on revenue forecasting report

AUGUSTA — The Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee presented its biannual report on revenue projections at the State House on Wednesday. The report projects an additional $66 million in revenue for state fiscal year 2019 and $20 million more in revenue over the next biennium. Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash and Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, Chair […]

President Jackson, Democratic leaders release statement on Gov. Mills’ budget proposal

AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills submitted her first biennial budget to the State Legislature. An overview of the budget can be found here. She is scheduled to deliver her State of the Budget address next Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. Members of Democratic Leadership released the following statements: Senate President Troy Jackson: “Budgets are about […]