State of Maine secondary Archives: on Free Trade
Make Maine more competitive vs. fierce global competition
We must keep our young people in Maine. Recently, I asked some Bowdoin College students, "What can we do to keep you here?" One of them was Gregoire Faucher. Comment ca va, Gregoire? Ca me fait plasir de vous avoir ici ce soir. Unfortunately,
Gregoire hears more about job prospects in Boston or New York or even New Hampshire than right here in Maine. He wants to stay in Maine. But he may have to leave to find higher-paying jobs and better opportunities.
Recruiting job creators to come to Maine is not easy. The global competition is fierce. Investment capital goes where it is welcomed and stays where it is appreciated. Since we took office, we have made Maine more competitive.
Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Me. legislature
Feb 4, 2014
We reduced bureaucratic red tape.
- We cut the automatic increase to the gas tax.
- We eliminated almost $2 billion in pension debt.
- We right-sized government.
- We found efficiencies within state agencies.
Protect economy from harmful international trade agreements
Our plan to reignite Maine's economy includes: Massive location-specific federal investment in entrepreneurship, existing businesses, and new offices for established corporations; Comprehensive federal and state investment in infrastructure. Land grants
for new universities, technical schools, and community colleges; and, Protecting our economy from harmful international trade agreements. World-class business means that we will have more tax dollars and more good-paying jobs across the state.
Source: 2018 Me. Senate campaign website, RingelsteinForMaine.com
Jun 26, 2018
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