September 19, 2017
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LePage: Economy is No. 1 U.S. worry

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says uncertainty over the economy — in short, jobs or lack of jobs — is Americans’ biggest worry.

In his weekly radio address, LePage says it’s even a bigger concern that national health care.

The governor says he’s hosted workshops in Brunswick, Springvale and Presque Isle with business leaders, who tell him they have jobs, but need skilled workers. He says the road to economic recovery will require change in attitude and policies.

In the Democratic response, Sen. Margaret Craven of Lewiston accuses LePage of using “flame-throwing and exaggerated rhetoric” when talking about the national health care law. Craven says LePage’s refusal to move forward in implementing the law by working with the Maine Legislature is frustrating and counterproductive to the health of Maine people.


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