On the Issues

Jobs and the Economy
We have an obligation to our children to leave them a better economic climate than we inherited. I believe in cutting taxes and reducing regulation so that small businesses can grow, employ more people and be successful. As a small business owner, I know how difficult it is to meet payroll each week and the burdens posed by government red tape. I’ve fought hard for small business in the Maine Senate and will continue to advocate for the good jobs that Maine people want and need.

I have always fought for an energy policy that moves Maine forward by reducing costs and strengthening our economic opportunities. Energy costs are a large factor in determining whether or not large employers bring the jobs they can offer to Maine. As a legislator, I have always sought solutions that are both viable for our economy and sustainable.

Welfare Reform
We have an obligation to preserve our safety net programs for those who are truly in need. In order to do this, we must first address the abuse of EBT benefits, which exists in the form of cash benefits being used out of state and at institutions which serve no purpose to help the needy. I believe in eliminating waste and fraud before we look at expanding Maine Care.



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