A strong, adequately capitalized private sector is the foundation for quality job creation and prosperity in Maine. My priority will be to reduce unnecessary government barriers to private sector innovation, risk taking and investment. I will champion the cause of reducing excessive regulatory risk, uncertainty, complexity and delay.
I will advocate a gradual, multiyear initiative to lower Maine's overall tax rates to below the national average.
I will strive to minimize uncertainty around such pro-investment initiatives as the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) program.
I will promote the replacement of "prescriptive" regulations with "incentive" regulations, thereby encouraging and accelerating investment, innovation and best practices.