Maine families can tell you from firsthand experience: trickle-down economics do not grow our middle class. It’s time that we recognize that the best way to grow our economy is from the middle out, not the top down.
The previous Republican-controlled Maine Legislature passed tax cuts that further widened the gulf. They pushed through $400 million in tax cuts largely for the wealthy without a sure way to pay for them. Now the bill is coming due.
On June 11th, you have a chance to vote for something that will save money, save lives, and save our history.
A $1.7 million bond is needed to repair and restore the 1848 Stackpole Creek Bridge off Simpson Road in Saco. The bridge has been need of structural repairs for many years now. City engineers recently closed the bridge until repairs are made citing structural weakness if any significant weight is put on it. Like we’ve seen most recently in Washington state and in Minnesota, thousands of U.S. bridges are at high risk of collapse and in need of repair or replacement.
Beyond the Headlines
Weekly Column featured in The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper by Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco