Millett to talk state finances Sept. 11
Rockland — Why is Maine one of the 10 highest taxed states in the country? How do tax dollars get divvied up? How reliable are future sources of state revenues? What has to happen to provide a stable economic base so that future generations can stay in Maine?
The Hon. Sawin Millett, former state representative and budget commissioner, will be giving a presentation to the public answering these and other related questions about the prospects for a healthy economic future for the state.
Millett will be speaking Thursday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library.
Millett has served in state government since 1969, and has worked under seven different administrations in both elected and appointed positions. He retired this past May, after serving as budget commissioner under Gov. Paul LePage.
The Bangor Daily News referred to Millett as one of the most influential politicians in Maine, in part due to the fact that he has likely worked on more budget negotiations than any other public servant in the state’s history.
Help Heat Homes, a local low income heating assistance program that has raised over $90,000 in the last three years, 100 percent of which went directly to recipients, is sponsoring this event.
A $10 contribution is being requested, and those contributing will be eligible to receive $10 gift certificates from over 20 local area restaurants.