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For Immediate Release

Date: 07/14/11

Statement of House Speaker Robert Nutting on Democrats' Launch of "Get Real Maine" Tour

"I find it interesting that eight months after Maine voters decided it was time to change leadership in Augusta, Democrats are just now realizing it might be time to go out and listen to the voters. Republicans did this last fall and haven't stopped listening. The result has been groundbreaking legislation from this past session that includes the largest tax cut in state history, an overhaul of Maine's burdensome regulatory system, as well as reforms to the state pension system, health care and welfare. Most of these measures have not taken effect yet, but once they do, they will create a much friendlier business climate in Maine, one that provides a solid foundation for job creation. During their tour, I think Democrats will hear the same thing from Mainers that we heard: The approach of the past four decades under a Democrat controlled legislature wasn't working."

Jim Cyr
Office of the Speaker of the House
Tel: (207) 287-1300