While Paul LePage campaigns on inflation today, Governor Janet Mills and a bipartisan coalition in the Legislature have already taken action to help Maine people.
Governor Mills has delivered one of the strongest inflation relief measures in the country. Thanks to her leadership, more than 850,000 Maine people have received an $850 inflation relief check, with the average Maine family receiving $1,700 to help them with high costs.
A number of Maine health care professionals held a press conference praising Governor Mills’ record of expanding and protecting health care access for tens of thousands of Maine people. They also blasted Paul LePage’s eight year record of waging a war on Mainers’ health care, and warned of the threat four more years of LePage would pose.
Last night at the gubernatorial debate hosted by WGME and the Bangor Daily News, Paul LePage once again lied about his record on abortion and demonstrated that he does not understand the issue one bit. Here’s a breakdown of the full exchange:
Maine Democratic Party Statement On Paul LePage’s Continued Support for Drilling for Oil on the Coast of Maine
In response to Paul LePage saying “I’ll go where the oil is” when asked about his support for offshore drilling, Maine Democratic Party spokesperson Misha Linnehan released the following statement:
Ahead of tonight’s gubernatorial debate hosted by WGME and Bangor Daily News, Maine Democrats are calling out Paul LePage for his lack of serious plans to address the problems Maine people are facing. Here’s just a sample of how reporters and experts have reacted to the proposals LePage has been making on the campaign trail:
According to Portland Press Herald Editorial Board, Maine GOP Offers “No Real Solutions” For Lobster Industry
“Gov. Mills [has] done as much as anybody to protect the interests of Maine lobster”
Today, Governor Mills marked one year since the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan took effect. Over that year, the Plan has begun investing nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to help the state recover from the pandemic. These include investments to support small businesses, strengthen Maine’s workforce, and upgrade the state’s infrastructure.