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Dem Govs Get It Done: Maine Government Savings Reach Historic High Under Mills Administration
Yesterday, Gov. Janet Mills announced that her administration had deposited another $223.6 million into the state’s rainy day fund, bringing it to a historic high of $491.9 million.
Early in her term, Mills’ predecessor and recently announced GOP primary candidate Paul LePage and his fellow Republicans claimed Gov. Mills would drain the state’s savings account and bankrupt the state while increasing taxes. “Neither has happened under Mills,” wrote the Press Herald.
Not only did Gov. Mills more than double the state’s rainy day fund since LePage left office, but she also opposed and successfully vetoed bills aimed at increasing taxes.
“In just two and a half years in office, Gov. Mills expanded Medicaid to more than 75,000 Maine people, made historic investments in Maine public schools, protected Maine people during a pandemic, and now, has increased Maine’s rainy day fund to historic levels,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Republicans will attack Gov. Mills for her success because they know they can’t deliver such strong results. This historic success sends a clear message about the state’s financial stability and Gov. Mills’s bold leadership.”