Gov. Janet Mills and Democrats blew through the entire state surplus without providing any additional funding for Maine’s roads and bridges – and now they want to raise the gas tax and install new toll booths across Maine.
Our roads should be a priority in the state budget. Maine drivers should not be forced to pay higher taxes and fees because Democrats want to spend our surplus on other things.
Put existing revenue into fixing our roads and leave the gas tax and our highways the way they are. Maine already has the third highest tax burden in the nation, don’t make Maine even more expensive for working Mainers.