Governor Janet Mills will deliver the State of the Budget Address tonight, Feb. 14, to a Joint Convention of the Legislature in the House Chamber at 7:00 pm.
Governor Mills is expected to discuss the challenges Maine is facing, highlight her budget proposal, and outline actions her Administration is taking to strengthen the economy and improve the lives and livelihoods of Maine people.
“From expanding health care, to strengthening our economy, to making education more affordable and accessible, we have made real and meaningful progress for Maine people, but there is more to do,” said Governor Janet Mills. “I strongly believe that if we want to build a stronger, more prosperous state where opportunity is available to all, then we must invest in our greatest asset: the people of Maine. That’s what my budget proposal does. It proposes crucial investments in housing, child care, health care, education, and transportation infrastructure that will help us tackle the challenges we face and chart a course for success in the years to come. I look forward to addressing the Legislature and to working closely with them to enact a budget that will improve the lives and livelihoods of Maine people.”
The proposal is balanced, does not raise taxes, and leaves the Rainy Day Fund untouched at its record high of more than $900 million.