Now that the state budget has been passed by the Legislature, Gov. Janet Mills says she will wait until next month to make any additional spending proposals or allocations of federal American Rescue Plan funds.


Mills says she expects the state revenue forecasting committee to project state revenues upward in its May 1 report and that the U.S. Treasury will have issued guidance on how federal funds from the Rescue Act can be used.


Mills says she will not propose that the one-time federal funds be used to pay for any ongoing programs.


Mills says the federal act will pump billions of dollars into the state, but much of it will be directly sent to medical care providers, schools, local governments, and to pay for the massive vaccination effort that is now underway

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.