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How do you plan to use your $450 relief check from the state of Maine? 

The state of Maine recently began mailing out $450 checks to nearly 900,000 taxpayers as part of an emergency winter energy relief plan.

The checks, which are the centerpiece of the $473 million effort, came following negotiations among Gov. Janet Mills and legislative leaders from both parties. It will be paid for with surplus tax revenue.

The first rounds of checks were expected to arrive in mailboxes the week of Jan. 30 and “the vast majority” of nearly 880,000 checks were expected be delivered by the end of March. The checks are being mailed to the same taxpayers who were eligible for the $850 checks last year, so people who qualify do not have to do anything to receive a check.

So, how do you plan to use your $450 relief check from the state of Maine? Tell us in the poll and comments below.

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