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To: Lizzy Reinholt
Sorry I've been delinquent on sending these. In this email you will find:
LePage/End of Session:
Advance Copy -- Democratic Radio Address Text
EMBARGOED FOR JUNE 29
Contact: Jodi Quintero: 841-6279
New laws will help strengthen
Speaker Eves: ďWhile some were itching for a fight and even a crisis, lawmakers found common ground on the biggest challenges facing our state.Ē
Gridlock, government shutdown, and ďdo-nothingĒ politics.
These were the words that spanned the
headlines and were uttered in coffee shops around the state as many speculated
about the fate of a divided government in
Good morning, Iím Speaker of the House Mark
While some were itching for a fight and even a crisis, lawmakers found common ground on the biggest challenges facing our state.
Together, Democrats, Republicans and Independents prevented massive property tax hikes, helped workers get the skills they need to compete, and approved a sweeping energy package that will allow Mainers to warm their homes more efficiently and at a lower cost.
These common sense actions to strengthen
In a divided government, we showed that with give and take, you can get the job done. In divided government, you canít win by demanding all or nothing.
Because of the bipartisan work we did, more money will go into our classrooms to help our kids, Mainers will have access to lower-cost medicine, infants and toddlers will be protected from harmful chemicals in baby food jar lids and formula cans.
While Governor LePage made every effort to delay and deny healthcare for 70,000 Mainers, we fought hard and came further than we would have ever thought possible. We passed a bill to accept federal funds to do just that Ė twice!
While we fell short of overriding LePageís veto of this lifesaving measure, we will not stop fighting to ensure more families have access to a family doctor.
As Speaker, I pledge to make this a priority that both parties can get behind next year. We will never stop fighting for health care.
Time after time, and vote after vote,
Democrats stood up for
We turned back bills that would have eroded
the rights of workers and women while advancing measures that would put more
money in the pockets of working people. >From minimum wage to climate
change, we stood up for
Despite Governor LePageís record-breaking veto spree, we were able to accomplish a lot.
Democrats will continue to work across the
aisle to do whatís right for the people of
Thank you for listening, Iím Speaker of the House Mark Eves.