Release: Maine Policy’s Statement on Supplemental Budget Deal


June 28, 2023
Contact: Jacob Posik
Director of Communications
Office: 207.321.2550

Maine Policy Encourages Lawmakers to Reject Supplemental Budget Deal
The compromise plan revealed Wednesday offers little to help struggling Maine families amid persistent inflation and economic uncertainty

Maine Policy Institute CEO Matthew Gagnon issued the following statement today in response to the Appropriations Committee’s endorsement of a compromise plan to Gov. Janet Mills’ supplemental budget proposal:

“This deal doesn’t go far enough in providing tax relief for Maine people. The pension exemption increase to $35,000 was already in Maine law. An additional and minor increase to the exemption is not worth supporting such extravagant spending. Maine Republicans should hold the line on income tax reform for all Mainers or withhold their support from this grotesque amount of state spending.”


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