Below is a link to the overview of Governor Lepage’s proposed 2016 – 2017 State Budget. Check out the details.
A quick view shows that the proposed budget approaches $7 BILLION. The estimated population of Maine currently is 1,330,089. Simple math indicates that the State is costing each person (woman, man, child and others) over $5,165 each for the pleasure of residing here for the next 2 years. That doesn’t include heat, electricity, health care, food or housing costs.
I think the Governor could do better. I’ll be sharing some of what I feel could be changed in future updates.