Somebody is finally concerned about taxpayers’ money. The Republican legislative majority has uncovered various scandalous/criminal situations left from 40 years of Democrat-controlled government.
Residents owe the Republican majority and governor a great debt of gratitude for continuing to untangle the government structure they inherited.
Republicans attacked the exorbitant and unsustainable spending in the Department of Health and Human Services, reformed welfare, lowered taxes and reduced the inherited multi-billion-dollar debt to the retirement funds.
Republicans uncovered criminal fraud in the Turnpike Authority. They have found unexplained management in the Maine Housing Authority with expenses that don’t pass the straight-face test.
State government under Republican control is improving. I cannot say the same for the U.S. Senate under Democratic control.
Electing a responsible, transparent and accountable Republican administration will serve Maine and the U.S. well. That will be a tough job because the media favor the Democrats.
Maine people deserve better.
Thomas F. Shields, Auburn