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Governor LePage Submits State of the State in Writing to the 127th Legislature
February 8, 2016
For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, (207) 287-2531
AUGUSTA – Following the historical tradition of sending a gubernatorial address to the Legislature in writing, Governor Paul R. LePage today delivered his State of the State in written form to all members of the 127th Legislature.
In the eight-page State of the State, the Governor details his top priorities and urges the Legislature to work with him so they can move Maine much more quickly from poverty to prosperity. He also calls on lawmakers to focus on the heroin epidemic that is killing Mainers every week.
“As you know, I have chosen to forego the pomp and circumstance of a live speech so we can spend our time and energy on what truly matters: getting work done for the Maine people,” the Governor wrote to the Legislature. “I’ve talked to thousands of Maine people in the past five years. They want us to work to reduce their tax burden, reform welfare so it benefits the truly needy, lower electricity rates so employers can create jobs, find ways to keep our young people here and eradicate the drug crisis that is ravaging our state.”
Governor LePage also asked Mainers to pay attention to who they elect in November to represent them. “To the Maine people, I say this: If you want to improve our economy, if you truly want to prosper, then you have to change the culture in Augusta,” the Governor wrote. “Vote for those candidates who will work for you. Hold them accountable; demand their attention.”
Read the State of the State letter in the link below.