Governor Mills Signs Biennial Budget Into Law
Today, Governor Janet Mills signed into law the Fiscal Year 20-21 biennial budget. The budget, which was passed last Friday with bipartisan support, expands health care, improves Maine’s education system, provides property tax relief, and invests money in the state’s Rainy Day Fund - all without raising taxes. In what was hailed as a "new level of civility in Maine government," Maine Democrats skipped the political bickering and government shutdowns to pass a budget that will positively impact all Mainers.
This budget comes as Maine Democrats have already led the way in enacting legislation that expands access to reproductive health and Medicaid, protects online privacy, makes the health care system more equitable, toughens public health requirements toprotect children, and protects the environment.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra issued the following statement:
“Maine Democrats deliver - that continues to be the takeaway from this legislative session. This budget represents the vision Maine Democrats campaigned on and then brought to the state legislature, and it was accomplished in a way that was bipartisan and representative of the way government should work for the people. I applaud Governor Janet Mills and House and Senate Democrats for again delivering for Mainers’ health and opportunities for years to come.”