Governor Janet Mills today, March 18, introduced a change to her supplemental budget, which would increase relief checks from $750 to $850.
The checks would go to nearly 800,000 taxpayers in the state.
Mills also committed more funding to strengthen behavioral health system, address PFAS, and bolster emergency housing services.
From Gov. Mills:
Inflation and increased oil and gas prices resulting from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine are hitting Maine people hard. This proposal will help Maine people grapple with these increased costs by putting money directly back into their pockets. From direct relief to investments in behavioral health, this revised budget proposal helps Maine people through this difficult time, tackles pressing problems, and lays the foundation for strong economic growth. I know the Legislature shares my commitment to addressing these issues, and I look forward to working with them to pass this proposal as quickly as possible and in a strong bipartisan manner.