Daily News Briefs, February 7, 2020

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Maine GOP Rejects Proposals to Raise Infrastructure Spending

WMTW reports, Maine’s GOP lawmakers reject Democratic Governor Janet Mills’ plan to increase state spending on highway infrastructure. “The governor has proposed using $10 million from the state’s general fund and a $100 million bond to repair the state’s roads and bridges. The GOP is opposed to new borrowing.” The article adds that Republicans want to review funding recommendations made in a state blue ribbon commission report, “other than raising the gas tax or tolls.” They are reportedly “skeptical” about a Democratic proposal to redirect vehicle sales taxes from the state’s general fund to its highway fund.

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Infrastructure Investment Trends Maine Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT)


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