Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement by Senate Republican leadership:
“On her first day in office, Governor Mills said that she had no interest in raiding the rainy day fund or increasing taxes, yet on February 28, only 57 days later, she approved a financial order to transfer more than $10 million out of the budget stabilization fund. She did this in spite of the fact that the state is currently sitting on a $121 million surplus.
“We find it troubling that she would rather pay bills out of our savings account when there is more than enough to cover this new cost in our checking account. Republicans in Augusta have spent the last eight years prioritizing spending to ensure that our state government lived within its means. Governor Mills’ budget proposal, and now this financial order, show that the days of fiscal restraint and respect for taxpayer dollars are behind us.”