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  • Brian D. Langley

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    Louis Luchini

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What are the greatest challenges facing Maine right now?

If elected, what are your top three priorities?

How will you encourage greater civic engagement among your constituents?

How will you support economic recovery in your district?

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The global pandemic has presented unparalleled challenges to Maine and our country. Finding effective ways to protect the public health while supporting our economy is - and remains - our largest challenge.

Many of our small businesses are struggling to survive, and employees have lost their jobs and the benefits that come with it. During a pandemic, we must ensure everyone has access to healthcare. And we must work with federal, state and local governments to provide support to our small businesses. Expanding Maine’s covid testing capacity will expedite a return to life as normal.

The pandemic has also highlighted the deficiency of high speed, reliable internet in rural Maine. Stronger internet benefits kids learning remotely, working from home, or businesses building an online presence.

Finally, mitigating the effects of climate change remains a major challenge for Maine and our country. Our health and economy are reliant on our vibrant natural resources.
Navigating the pandemic remains the top priority as described in the question above. This includes protecting the public health, supporting our small businesses, and rebuilding our economy.

I continue to prioritize building a strong, modernized economy here in Maine - one that provides year-round, good-paying jobs that help retain young Mainers, while attracting others. We can do this by continuing to invest in R&D and building out our internet infrastructure. Investing in renewable energy will not only protect our natural resources, but will create high quality jobs.

Ensuring access to healthcare is a top priority, even more so as we navigate the pandemic. We made major strides last session, as we expanded access to thousands of Mainers through medicaid expansion. We protected patients from surprise billing and made reforms to keep prescription prices down. There’s plenty more work to be done, and ensuring access to healthcare remains a top priority.
Strong civic engagement is key to a healthy democracy, and given the difficulties of the pandemic, we must ensure voters have access to the ballot box.

Maine has annually ranked among the top states in voter turnout. We must protect Maine’s strong no-excuse absentee voting and same-day registration laws. Many towns will be offering secure drop boxes for a contactless option to return your ballot.

Last session, I sponsored the law moving to a Presidential Primary. This change was highly successful in increasing voter participation over the caucus system.

Engaging our youth is key to building lasting civic engagement. Bringing high school students to the state house to advocate for bills develops a strong sense of civic responsibility and it’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job.

Maine has a unique partnership between our local town clerks and the Secretary of State to ensure safe and secure elections. Maintaining confidence in our system of voting will help drive turnout.
Rebuilding our economy is the primary focus of the session ahead. As we’ve seen in other states, public health and economic health are intertwined. Struggling small businesses, high levels of unemployment, and child care costs have created financial hardships on Maine families.

Here in Hancock County, we are particularly reliant on strong hospitality, tourism and fishing industries. Working with the federal government, we must explore direct financial assistance, while reducing fees or overly burdensome regulations.

Assisting families with child care costs is critical as schools use part/full time remote learning. Mainers shouldn’t have to stop working to provide child care. Expanding our covid testing capacity will help expedite our return to normal life and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The “work from home” trend is an opportunity to build Maine's working population. Out-of-state residents are buying real estate here; we need to ensure robust internet access to attract them