Of course, the biggest issue in our state is money. Maine is the only state in New England where the economy did not grow last year. The Governor's proposed budget shifts more of the tax burden to the middle class, already hurting. To ask school districts to share in retirement is really just a cut to education. The best income source for the state is new taxpayers so we will be looking to increase jobs in the state.
My bipartisan effort is the Very First Term Caucus. We will be meeting on Thursday the 24th. There are so many of us that haven't held state office before. We may not know what we're doing but we certainly have a fresh perspective. Let's see if we can find new ways of working together.