Senator Ron Collins Says Conference Helps Pave Way for Future Transportation Needs
AUGUSTA – State Senator Ron Collins (R-York) says a transportation conference being held in Augusta provides Maine lawmakers with an opportunity to get new insights into solving transportation needs.
Senator Collins, who serves on the Maine Legislature’s Transportation Committee, was among other legislators attending today’s “Transportation Trends for the Future” conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The event features transportation organizations, safety and advocacy groups, design consultants, and product distributors who provide attendees_ with information on new products and practices available to them.
Unemployment Rate Drop to Lowest Rate since 2008 under Governor LePage
Governor’s efforts to improve economy are working for Mainers
AUGUSTA—Governor Paul R. LePage pointed to declining unemployment rates in September and October as evidence that his economic policies are putting more Mainers back to work.
The unemployment rate fell to 6.9% in September, and then dropped to 6.7% in October. According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, 3,800 more Mainers were employed in October 2013 than in October 2012. The recent federal government shutdown delayed the release of unemployment numbers by over a month.
“We have been working hard for three years to improve the business climate in Maine so our companies can do what they do best: create jobs,” said the Governor. “We have reduced taxes, cut red tape, streamlined regulations and made fiscally responsible decisions to right-size government. All of these factors make Maine more competitive in attracting and retaining jobs.”
Weekly Message: Our Accomplishments are “Moving Maine Forward”
Listen to the Weekly Message from Governor Paul R. LePage here.
Our administration has been working non-stop since we took office to reform government and improve the lives of Mainers. We often get bogged down in the daily battles over politics or the intensity of getting our work done. So it’s nice to stop, step back and take stock of what we’ve done.
Hello, this is Governor Paul LePage.
I’m the first to admit that I am a hard-charging person who likes to tackle tough problems head-on. But once I’ve fixed the problem, I’m on to the next.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much our administration has accomplished in such a short time. When I saw that one governor passes out a card with his major accomplishments on it, I suggested we do the same.
That four-by-six card has since turned into a 28-page book. Entitled “Moving Maine Forward,” the book lists our administration’s accomplishments since we took office.
Senate Republican Leader Says Dismal Insurance Enrollment Numbers Cause for Outrage
AUGUSTA – Maine Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau today said the dismal figures associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout here in Maine are just part of a more troubling trend with the unpopular law.
According to news media reports, only 271 Maine residents were able to navigate the healthcare.gov site and sign up for insurance coverage
“Everyone should be outraged by what they have seen so far with ObamaCare,” Senator Thibodeau said. “The Administration had years to get this right, and by all accounts it is a debacle. People here in Maine who were assured they were going to receive health insurance coverage are being hung out to dry.