AUGUSTA — Members of the state’s Republican party are speaking out about the governor’s current budget proposal.
They held a press conference Monday outside of the State House to voice their concerns about the current budget proposal.
House and Senate Republicans are urging the Mills administration and Democrats to use emergency funding to help Mainers recover from the pandemic.
“One-time monies should not go to create new programs or promote spending that will require tax increases after the one-time money is gone. Critically underfunded needs like broadband, roads and bridges should be included,” said Rep. Kathleen Dillingham, R-Oxford.
She said recent revenue forecasts predict that Maine will have an additional $940 million available over the next three years.
That figure does not include the additional federal funding.