Top Democrats from the Maine Legislature will visit Topsham on Tuesday for a public event to unveil their plan for “A Better State of Maine” — a vision of smart policies that will help young families and businesses thrive in our state.
“Maine built its middle class through hard work in industries that produced high-quality products and solid paychecks — think logging, shipbuilding and large manufacturing, to name just a few,” said Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond. “Over the years, those jobs have become harder and harder to come by. But we know Maine has competitive advantages that should allow us to compete with anyone. Ours is a plan to get Maine back on track by focusing on those advantages.”
“Young people are leaving our state in droves to chase opportunities they can’t find here. Many of them aren’t returning. We can’t afford to just sit back and watch this happen,” said House Speaker Mark Eves. “To right the ship, we must embrace an active, nimble and engaged vision for economic growth that will help the next generation build their future right here in Maine.”
The event is open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Ararat High School. A detailed presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A, as well as a brief media availability. Alfond and Eves will be joined by Assistant House Majority Leader Sara Gideon, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dawn Hill, and Rep. Denise Tepler, the local House representative from Topsham.