No, we do need to align them closer to the national average so when you compare our programs to other States. We also need to ensure that we are following all the Federal mandates to prevent forfeiture and fines in the future.
Yes, I would like an expansion all goods and services with no carve outs. I would also like to lower the sales tax to 3-4 percent. We are in direct competition with New Hampshire where there is no sales tax.
We have already allowed medical marijuana. Colorado has seen significant increases in traffic fatalities and injuries due to operating under the influence. It is also sending the wrong message to our youth.
This is a major job killer to Maine. We have enough difficulties bringing high paying wages to Maine and this will only make it worse. Think Doctors, Engineers and small business owners who will be significantly impacted by this law.
This is a solution looking for a problem. We have gun registrations in place now and the way this referendum is written will make it very difficult to enforce. I also believe that it has Maine Constitutional questions. How would you like to have to go to the DMV every time you loan your car to someone?
Major job killer for Maine small businesses. Most people don't remember the 70's with double digit CPI adjustments. No business can adapt to an annual CPI adjustment to our lowest wage. Since every position will get constantly increasing wages, we will have ever increasing prices causing super inflation on prices. The 300,000 + people on fixed income will not be able to keep up with the ever increasing cost of living.
We need to do both. Stricter enforcement on distribution and sales and a larger increase in rehab treatments. I would like to see a program like the Scarborough police departments expanded throughout the State.
I would like to see them elected by the legislature.
We do have to many elected officials based on the population of the State.
We are seeing a significant increase of misbehavior on both sides of the political spectrum. I have no problem sanctioning anyone who makes a threatening statement. I would have a hard time taking away someones 1st amendment rights.
Regulation, Taxes and spending problems.
Increase our legal immigration process. Reduce the regulatory burden for getting certification of a number of jobs.
We need to reduce the partisanship of the legislature. Maine must become a leader in bringing our nation together.