Comments by apdlt1

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Changes

With that many changes and reductions, doesn't that require a new bid process for the entirely new project?

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

It does matter!

Well, I have to respectfully disagree. It does matter. It is all part of why our healthcare costs are so ridiculously high and growing by leaps and bounds. It's not about paying the bills, it's about what makes those bills so exorbitant.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

It would be interesting to

It would be interesting to see how much of these payments goes to administrative salaries and expenses while the cutbacks, layoffs, and freezes continue for the actual healthcare workers.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Is there anyone managing this

Is there anyone managing this transportation business? Why are all the assets in such poor condition? Lewiston, Auburn, the state, and the feds all provide subsidies every year to fund operations. It's time to hold someone accountable.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

I agree 100 %., but at least

I agree 100 %., but at least we can use the money to fund the tax-break for the wealthy.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Why aren't they in session

Why aren't they in session debating this and other important issues that profoundly affect our national interests? Twenty-two weeks of vacation a year is just too much when there are just so many issues to deal with in these times.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

No matter how you look at it

No matter how you look at it or where the money comes from, it's still an increase of double what the target set for the total spending for the city was set at by the council. A 3.4 % increase. The school committee refuses to recognize what the taxpayers of Auburn have been saying for years, and that is to make cuts in administration, not programs, throughout the entire system.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Don't be ridiculous. Can't

Don't be ridiculous. Can't you hate winter, but still want to live in Maine for other reasons?

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Traffic is now backed up at

Traffic is now backed up at that intersection several times a day, every day. I don't know if right turn only is the answer, but installing yet another traffic light in the city sure doesn't seem to be.

MICHAEL LEMAY's picture

Instead of adding workshops

Instead of adding workshops and outreach, why don't our leaders do something to increase the availability of good paying jobs, and the preparation to fill them here in Maine. Re-establishment of vocational training and apprenticeship programs would be a decent start.