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    March 10, 2012

    Empowering small business

    The following is text from the governor’s March 10, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. “Hello. This is your Governor Paul LePage. With more than 44,000 businesses in our state employing hundreds of thousands of Mainers, businesses are the backbone of our economy. This administration is dedicated to working with our job creators to see that they succeed and it’s why I have started a program …

  • Published
    March 3, 2012

    ‘Maine is ahead of the curve’

    The following is text from the governor’s March 3, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 below. “In an effort to learn more about best practices involving jobs and the economy, energy and health care costs, this past week, I visited the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. It was an opportunity to connect with other governors and understand how they are tackling issues. A major focus at …

  • Published
    February 25, 2012

    ‘It’s time we break the silence and implement meaningful change…’

    The following is text from the governor’s Feb. 25, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. It’s no surprise with 185 members of the Legislature and thousands of bills winding through the process each year that the law of unintended consequences plays a role. That is, the actions of people — especially in government — always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. However, there are a …

  • Published
    February 18, 2012

    ‘It all begins with education’

    The following is text from the governor’s Feb. 18, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness encompasses what the “American Dream” is all about. And it was our founding fathers that blazed the trail toward this dream. But what does this well-known adage truly mean today? Hello. This is your Governor, Paul LePage. All Mainers want what’s best for their …

  • Published
    February 11, 2012

    Making the case for meaningful change

    The following is text from the governor’s Feb. 11, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. “Hello. This is your Governor, Paul LePage. The $221 million debate at the Statehouse has drawn splashy headlines in recent days. Media reports play up that I have threatened to veto the budget and that there’s going to be a showdown in Augusta. However, albeit these headlines grab people’s attention, the …

  • Published
    February 4, 2012

    Stand up and speak out

    The following is text from the governor’s Feb. 4, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. “Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage. Each year thousands of Mainers are affected by it. You could be a victim yourself, or a friend, neighbor or co-worker could be. The question is, will you stand up and speak out against it? I’m talking about domestic violence. Not only is this type of abuse devastating …

  • Published
    January 28, 2012

    Addressing energy and education will create jobs

    The following is text from the governor’s Jan. 28, 2012, radio address. “My vision for Maine is one that brings a more prosperous tomorrow to my fellow citizens. And by looking back at our past we can learn how to better shape our future. Hi. This is Governor Paul LePage. The fiscal well-being of our state is critically important to our road to recovery. Currently, members of the Appropriations Committee are …

  • Published
    January 21, 2012

    Energy proposal a ‘job killer’

    The following is text from the governor’s Jan. 21, 2012, radio address. To listen, click the MP3 link below. “Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage. By now, it’s likely you have heard about a coalition that is trying to increase your electricity bill. This plan would mandate Maine’s electricity providers to buy quadruple the amount of expensive renewable energy. The bottom line is it would force Maine consumers to …

  • Published
    January 14, 2012

    ‘We do have the ability to fix our problems’

    The following is text from the governor’s Jan. 14, 2012, radio address. “In the 1800s a Frenchman by the name of Alexis de Tocqueville said, “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage. I share this quote with you with good reason. Today, we as a nation are faced with many challenges. The …

  • Published
    January 7, 2012

    Assessing Maine’s high energy costs

    The following is text from the governor’s Jan. 7, 2012, radio address. “Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage. The Statehouse halls are filled with policymakers, the bell is ringing and debates have begun. Once again, Maine’s Legislators are in the Statehouse, working for you. I stand by my promise to put people before politics and pledge to do what’s best for Maine people. During the next few months, you will …

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