The opposite is true. The governor should immediately expand our MaineCare program so that all of the families who need medical care have access to doctors, and hospital services. Also, providing a financial helping hand to Mainers in need, including our immigrant and refugee populations, is simply the right thing to do.
No way. Regressive taxes like sales and property taxes place an unfair burden on the middle class and especially our seniors and the poor. The income tax is a progressive tax and everyone pays their fair share.
I support Question 1 because the voters of South Portland already voted to legalize marijuana use in 2014. Im not going to take a position against the initiative that the people of my city support. But I am concerned that legalization will increase the availability of the drug for teenagers. I spent years as an assistant principal and principal, and one of my missions was to keep drugs, alcohol and violence out of schools. I wish that the age for possession was set at 25.
It's only fair that the high earners, who've seen lower taxes over the years, begin paying their fair share for our schools. We need to keep property taxes low so our people, especially seniors, can afford to live in them.
Absolutely. Theirs no good reason to allow disturbed individuals and terrorists to purchase guns in Maine.
I strongly support Question 4. I remember a time when I could support myself on a minimum wage job, paying my rent and buying food and other necessities. But that was long ago. Now Republicans refuse to raise the wage. So Mainers need to act to insure that all everyone with a full-time job can afford to live a decent life and stay off of welfare programs and food stamps. We're just subsidizing low wage paying businesses if we don't raise the wage.
I believe that the people of Maine are tired of electing candidates who've only received a minority portion of the vote and will chose ranked choice voting. The idea of an instant runoff, with the cost savings involved as a bonus, make it an idea whose tome has come.
We need to expand access to substance abuse programs as soon as possible to counter the serious opioid addiction problem we have in Maine. I've been fighting drug use in the schools for years and prevention and treatment are the most effective solutions to the problem.
Either way works. Popular vote gives the people more choice in their elected officials.
I could support a unicameral legislature. It would allow us to increase legislative pay without increasing taxes.
Yes. Our governor should resign or be removed from office.
Never. It's just an anti-union measure in disguise.
Aren't there enough already? Who would benefit from more casinos? Not the average Mainer.
We need to have the best educated workforce here in Maine, and that means supporting our schools.
We need to attract new high tech startups to Maine, and find ways to keep businesses like Fairchild operating here. We must do the outreach, perhaps creating research parks in Northern and Southern Maine to bring in the entrepreneurs.
We also need to continue to develop our aquaculture industry. It's good to see the University's Aquaculture Research Institute doing just that.
I wholeheartedly support increased immigration. I live in a very diverse neighborhood in South Portland. We're fortunate that these young immigrant families from all around the world have brought their incredible knowledge, talents, and skills to us in Maine. We need to support the programs that bring us these immigrant and refugee families. Also, our governor needs to stop demonizing our new neighbors.
Our governor should resign or be removed from office.