The money comes because we qualify for monies for initiatives to address poverty, health, workforce development, economic development, highways, research and development, etc. I guess the folks in Hancock, Maine are all set.
I don't consider someone who kowtows to the bully governor and his party leaders the 'epitome of an independent' anything. The 'favor' the gov. did for his prize supporter seems like it added red tape and bureaucracy for Lamb Block funding that will push out the repayment period and add unnecessary costs for the developer. If not, I'd like to borrow $400k for a couple years at no cost. He was willing to allow the other communities to fend for themselves in regard to the gov.'s nonsense to not sign bonds that are approved and at the low interest rates available today. Money approved for projects like the Lamb Block. They've passed 'health care reform' that hurts people, it's just not true that everyone is going to save money on health insurance. Fiscally irresponsible and misleading for passing 'the largest tax cut in Maine's history' when the corresponding cuts were not identified. How those tax cuts will effect the District #81 citizens remains to be seen. I expect teachers and state employees will again be targetted and I expect municipalities and the elderly will pay inordinately when the dust settles. And Maine and her citizens will be further behind. I want to keep public funds in public schools! I shall vote for Maurice Castonguay.
I'm sorry Ms. Said, this claim that Mason made insurance cheaper for 'everyone' is just not true. It will depend on how old you are, where you live, and how sick you might get and what makes you sick. It will increase income for the insurance companies, no doubt about that. Sen. Mason is not fighting for the working people as you say, quite the opposite.