Tag: Aaron Chadbourne

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Aaron Chadbourne Attends National Security Seminar at US Army War College

Aaron Chadbourne, Policy Advisor to Governor Paul LePage, of Augusta, Maine, participated in the U.S. Army War College 62nd Annual National Security Seminar (NSS) in Carlisle, PA, June 6-9, 2016. Aaron Chadbourne was one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside the students of the… Read more →

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Connecting our Maine Veterans with the Services they Deserve  

Governor LePage recently announced a thrilling new initiative to benefit the brave men and women of Maine who have given their lives in service to the country. A new easy-to-navigate website will connect veterans to governmental programs. As we head into the Memorial Weekend, let’s honor our veterans. Visit www.maine.gov/veterans today! Read the transcript of the announcement below and tune in on Soundcloud. Hello, this… Read more →

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Togus Ceremony

When David Smith first came home from service in Vietnam, he built a wall around him. He didn’t talk to people about his experience because he didn’t expect to be thanked. Now, years later, the Togus hospital of VA Maine Health Care Systems joined 300 others across the country to formally honor the efforts of Vietnam vets. Leaders of VA Maine… Read more →

Ted Cruz wins 2016 Maine Republican Caucus, Sanders bests Clinton among Democrats

The national political spotlight turned to Maine on Saturday as the Maine Republican Party (GOP) caucuses across the state decided how the state’s 23 Republican National Convention delegates will be allocated. Caucus locations across Maine saw record turnout, with over 18,600 Maine republicans showing up to caucus, more than three times the number of Maine GOP caucus-goers in 2012. Ted Cruz, who visited Maine… Read more →

Aaron Chadbourne with Muhtar Kent (CEO of the Coca-Cola Company) and Christie Grymes, a Coca-Cola Scholar

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Education is a key to social mobility in the United States. Through hard-work and dedication, you can become anything you want in this country. In the U.S., and around the world, the cost of higher education has been rising at alarming rates. As a result, financial obstacles often get in the way of educational opportunities that could otherwise enable students to pursue… Read more →

New Adjutant General confirmed for the State of Maine

Today the Maine State Senate confirmed Governor LePage’s nominee, Col. Doug Farnham of Bangor to serve as the next Adjutant General and Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. Below is the testimony that I presented on behalf of the Governor to the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Friday, January 15.   TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE… Read more →

The status quo is unacceptable. Now is the time for bold action.

The Governor believes that now is the time to move Maine from poverty to prosperity. Rather than keep trying the same thing that we’ve tried for decades and expecting different results, it is well past time to stop chasing capital out of the State of Maine and to stop penalizing hard work and investment in our State. While some critics… Read more →

We Need to Make Maine More Competitive

The Tax Foundation currently ranks Maine as having the 9th highest top marginal individual income tax rate. Were it not for Vermont, New Jersey, and New York, we’d have the highest top marginal tax rate on this side of the Mississippi River. Their top individual rates kick in at more than $400,000; $500,000; and $1 million of taxable income, respectively.… Read more →