AUGUSTA – Republicans are calling out Governor Janet Mills’s supplemental budget, saying it does not prioritize Maine’s roads and bridges.
At a press conference Thursday, Maine Senate Republicans said the $10 million set aside for repairs is not enough.
The governor’s proposal also includes a $100 million bond for transportation funding, but Republicans said the state needs to stop borrowing money.
Instead they suggest using more general fund money or funds from sales taxes, because they hear about road conditions from constituents.
“We don’t have Republican roads in Maine, we don’t have Democrat roads in Maine, we have Maine roads in Maine, and the roads that we have in this state are in terrible condition,” said Sen. Matthew Pouliot, (R – Augusta).
Earlier this week, Governor Mills released her $126 million supplemental budget.
At the time, she said it was balanced and did not create new programs.