Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Last week the governor announced the formation of a balanced, blue ribbon commission to look at Maine’s unemployment insurance system and a cooperative approach with a review by the U.S. Department of Labor. That would have been the first step of a more conventional governor, but LePage is not cut from that cloth.
I am sure Paul LePage, ever the entrepreneur, would have preferred to fix the problem over blueberry cobbler at the Blaine House.
Unfortunately, governmental problems are rarely fixed that fast. But I hope LePage keeps trying and that state agency employees and stakeholders learn to stop taking offense.
POLITICAL APPEARANCE PLUG
The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business Alumni Council’s annual alumni reception and forum is on the business of politics. I will be appearing, along with Ted O’Meara and Jesse Knox, on a panel moderated by Barbara Rath.
The forum kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Glickman Library on USM’s Portland campus. Visit www.usmsba.org to learn more.
As always, thank you for reading.
Dan Demeritt is a Republican political consultant and public relations specialist. He is a former campaign aide and communications director for Gov. Paul LePage. He can be contacted at: