AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills has directed most state department heads to come up with 10% spending cuts to address revenue lost because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a spokesperson for the governor, the department heads have until August 19 to submit their proposals.
According to a statement issued by the governor Thursday, because of the projected revenue shortfall this review process is necessary to avoid spending money the state may not have.
The state government is facing a projected revenue shortfall of more than $1 billion over the next three years.
The governor said governors across the country are lobbying Congress to provide federal financial relief for state and local governments.