Brewer Talks to MPBN About LePage’s New Initiatives

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for a report about Maine Gov. Paul LePage unveiling two new policy initiatives during a Portland Chamber of Conference breakfast. LePage said if he’s re-elected, he will propose a student loan forgiveness program. He also said municipal revenue sharing hasn’t lowered property taxes like it was supposed to. “Frankly, I will tell you what I am going to do with revenue sharing next year: Instead of giving it to the towns so the towns can spend it, I am going to do it to reduce local property taxes directly to the homeowner,” LePage said. Brewer said the initiatives “both have the potential to be very attractive to voters,” and it will be interesting to see how the proposals develop.