Comments by Philster

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You can lower the prices of

You can lower the prices of liquor in Maine but New Hampshire will drop their prices too. When Maine had state liquor stores about $28 million a year went to the general fund.My understanding is privatization droped that to about $6.5 million a year. The $125 million up front 10 years ago only went to balance the $125 million state budget deficit.

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Taking someone's license away

Taking someone's license away no matter what the infraction is does not stop a person from driving.

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Wouldn't surprise me that

Wouldn't surprise me that this is a done deal and Anthem is having these public forums to put up a good front.

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Just under 10% voted. That's

Just under 10% voted. That's sad. Then again it's no better when Lewiston voted on their school budget.

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Just curious. How many

Just curious. How many registered voters does Auburn have?

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"In 2004, the state leased

"In 2004, the state leased its liquor operations to Maine Beverage for a $125 million upfront payment and an annual share of revenue. Reid has forecast that over the contract's 10 years, the state will have received $189 million from that agreement."
Is the $189 million part of the $125 million or in addition to? If it is than the State only made $64 million over ten years or $6.4 million A YEAR in revenue. When there were State liquor stores average revenue was $28 million A YEAR.
In 2004 the state has a budget deficit of $125 million so the upfront money balanced the budget.

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Sorry Jim

As you said "The Gov. promised "NO NEW TAXES" and he is true to his word." Guess what HIS budget raises taxes.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/05/opinion/actually-lepages-budget-wo...

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The decision came after the

The decision came after the committee's Senate Chair Dawn Hill, D-York, did not allow LePage to address the committee on Sunday, May 19.

And not one republican on the committee objected.

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The proposed 20 percent water

The proposed 20 percent water rate increase is designed to stave off a $654,555 projected deficit next year. My question is how much of this deficit is due to people not paying when they get their bill?

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I voted.

I voted.