AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. Andre Cushing, R-Penboscot, has been appointed to Maine’s Economic Growth Council, a non-partisan panel that was created to establish a long-range economic plan for the state and to measure progress in achieving the plan’s benchmarks and goals.
The Council, which was created by the Maine Legislature in 1993, is made up of 19 members who serve three-year terms. They include representatives of business, education, labor, and environmental interests. Sen. Cushing is one of four state legislators who will serve on the Council.
“I am honored to be one of the state lawmakers who was chosen to serve on this important committee, and I take it very seriously,” Sen. Cushing said in a Republican press release. “It is my goal to continue improving the connection between the Legislature and the work of the Economic Growth Council in measuring the performance standards that are part of the Council’s annual report. The goal is to grow Maine’s economy and provide more good paying jobs and enhance the quality of life for our citizens.”
Sen. Andre Cushing is serving his first term in the Maine Senate and served two terms in the House of Representatives. He serves on the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee.