In 2018 Janet Mills, who was then campaigning for Governor of Maine, discussed the idea of “track and tax” as a way to raise revenue from Maine drivers. The idea she proposed was that Maine people would be tracked for the miles they drove and would pay a tax on the number of miles they drove on Maine roads. Mills used the idea of “track and tax” as a way to battle climate change in Maine.
Most dismissed this idea as nothing more than radical campaign rhetoric.
In April of 2019, with Mills now serving as the Governor of Maine, the potential tracking component of the radical “track and tax” plan went into place. This was done without fanfare or media attention.
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