Maine’s infrastructure is crumbling. Voters approved bonds four years ago to fix things when jobs were most needed. The governor, aided by Republicans, prevented that.
They also turned down a large investment in off-shore wind power that would have created jobs and energy. They turned down $200 million annually to provide health insurance for Maine’s needy.
They turned down a bill to provide warning on bottles with carcinogens. Seven percent of Maine’s people are homeless, and 20 percent of Maine children live with food insecurity.
I will vote enthusiastically for Mike Michaud and great legislators such as John Cleveland, formerly Auburn’s mayor who leads the Energy Committee, Bettyann Sheats, a military veteran and business lady, and Gina Melaragno, whom I’ve known, liked and admired since she ran cross-country with my sons. They will be great people to get Maine moving again.
It’s been a hard four years for too many people.
Jim Wellehan, Auburn