AUGUSTA – In the interest of showing you, in easy to understand terms, how your tax dollars would be spent under Governor Janet Mills’ proposed budget, Maine Examiner has taken the proposed budget by department and broken it down to show you how much of every $100 of your tax dollars would be spent.
numbers do not include the transportation budget, which is funded separate from
the general fund.
out of every $100 of your tax dollars would be spent on the Department of
Health and Human Services ($33.80) or the Department of Education ($36.37).
The University of Maine System would see $5.67 out of that $100, and the Department of Corrections, which runs Maine’s prison system, would receive $4.95 out of every $100.
Maine’s Judicial Department would receive $2.15 and the Department of Public Safety (think state police, Maine DEA and other law enforcement) would get $1.37.
Maine’s Department of Administrative and Financial Services would receive $4.61, but that department provides procurement services and a host of other services, such as Information Technology, which make it’s role hard to measure directly against that number.
The Maine State Treasurer’s budget would grow to $2.87 out of every $100 of your tax dollars spent. See below for the complete list, by line, in Governor Mills’ proposed budget: