Tag: Governor LePage

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 →

Education Committee Advances 3 LePage Nominees for Maine Community College Board

Today, the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Maine Legislature voted 8-0 to approve three of Governor LePage’s appointees to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. The nominations will now move to the Maine Senate for a confirmation vote as early as next week. The candidates represent a diverse set of skills, life experiences, and geographic representation… Read more →

Trade Mission to Japan

On December 14th, 2015, Aaron Chadbourne represented Governor LePage at an event to present a commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan to the Friends of Amori. Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling spoke at the event, as did the Consul General of Japan, Tsutomu Himeno, who met with Governor LePage earlier in the day to review the proclamations. Last fall, Governor… Read more →

Maine’s Veterans’ Pension Income Tax Exemption – FAQ

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice, and Governor Paul R. LePage wants to make Maine an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees. Earlier this year, the governor proposed a comprehensive two-year budget that contained an important provision that fully eliminated the income tax on military pensions. Below are some… Read more →

Election Day.

Today is Election Day. Below is a message from Maine Governor Paul LePage in which he highlights the importance of educating and empowering yourself before heading to the polls.     On November 3, Mainers will have the opportunity to answer three statewide questions. The questions are relatively easy to understand. However, the old adage, the devil is in the details is… 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 →