AUGUSTA, Maine — Editor's note: The video above aired Feb. 15, 2022.
The Maine Legislature is poised to begin a series of hearings on Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ supplemental budget.
The Health and Human Services Committee begins its review on Monday, followed by other committees over more than a week.
The cornerstone of the supplemental budget is the proposal to provide half of a projected $822 million surplus to residents.
Other parts would providing additional funding to hospitals and nursing home, education and the rain day fund.