Op-Ed: Property Taxpayers Deserve a Say over School Budgets


Today, Mainers are required to vote and approve their local school district budget every year, unless the town decides to suspend those votes for three years at a time

Two bills in Augusta would turn that process on its head, instead requiring voters to petition 20% of their town to reinstate a vote on their school budget every year–a basic form of local accountability. Director of Communications, Jacob Posik, explains in the Bangor Daily News why these bills, though largely unknown, could be some of the most dangerous this session.

Click here to read Jake’s op-ed