A Governor who will champion Maine…

Education

  • Establish Pre-Kindergarten programs in every school district.
  • Provide more teaching time by simplifying testing and accountability rules.
  • Emphasize vocational / technical education at both high school and college levels.
  • Restore university funding lost since 2008.
  • Increase bond funding to the University system for R&D.

Democracy

  • Lead efforts to reform the Electoral College.
  • Elect Attorney General by popular vote.
  • Restore democracy to presidential elections through National Popular Vote Compact.

Families

  • Insure that no one goes cold.
  • Eliminate hunger among Maine’s children.
  • Paid sick time.
  • Living wages.
  • Equal pay for women.
  • The right to union representation.

Healthcare

  • Expand MaineCare and support the formation of a universally accessible public healthcare system.
  • Develop programs to help seniors age at home.
  • Increase the availability of group housing for individuals in substance abuse recovery.
  • Promote community based overdose response teams.
  • Support and establish primary care clinics throughout rural Maine.

Immigration

  • Develop a comprehensive state policy on immigration to accelerate transition of immigrants and refugees into Maine’s workforce.

Preserving our Natural Resources

  • Clean air and water benchmarks to reduce carbon.
  • Transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources.
  • Install high-efficiency insulation in houses, apartments and small business.
  • Increase wood pellet stoves and boilers to boost Maine’s forest products economy.
  • Expand use of COMMUNITY-based renewables: wind, solar and battery storage.

Revitalizing our Rural Economy

  • Invest State resources in developing aquaculture, wood products and community energy production.
  • Scale up farm-to-table products and expand opportunities for young farmers.
  • Help fisheries and aquaculture find new markets and adapt to Global Warming.
  • Address the lack of enforcement regarding transportation of wood products.
  • Develop homesteading initiative to increase available housing and new residents for Maine’s rural counties.
  • Provide preferential cannabis cultivation licenses to rural Mainers.
  • Promote local farms, eco-tourism and renewable energy investments.

Safety

  • Preserve rural fire and medical emergency response through shared resources.
  • Focus juvenile justice system on restorative justice as its core principle.
  • Prepare all adult inmates for return to the workforce.
  • Reduce employment barriers for individuals convicted of non-violent crimes.
  • Legalize the cultivation and retail sale of recreational cannabis products.

Transportation

  • Redesign gas tax to provide reliable revenue for roads and bridges.
  • Expand passenger rail and bus service to form statewide network.