The only problem is, there’s more to being in charge of the best interests of the citizens of a state than just cash pools and balanced books in one department.
Since the LePage administration is so concerned about obesity, I’m surprised such a waiver isn’t high on the list of priorities — especially considering adult obesity in Maine is a much bigger problem than childhood obesity.
If the Augusta School Department is looking at cutting teachers who work with at-risk youth while spending over $260,000 on superintendent costs, the answer is yes.
Yes, it was a good thing that LePage showed up and gave the address in person rather than in hostile letter form like last year. However, that’s just a governor doing his job, not the second coming of a deity warranting celebration and hand-kissing.
At least the 128th Maine Legislature seems to have a handle on things. Their performance with the recreational marijuana retail sales moratorium was smoking!
I did my best to bite my tongue for days …
It’s a great idea if somehow a few hundred overdose deaths in a year isn’t quite enough.
If Governor LePage and DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew think 40 percent of poverty is enough to cover basic family expenses and a healthcare plan for a parent, they really need one.
It would give us a chance to talk about why it is imperative that Maine has a strong medical marijuana program, no matter what happens with legalization.
And I, for one, am hoping the future members of the 128th Legislature are paying attention.