Even in this politically polarized era, there is one issue on which most state policymakers agree: Maine’s roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair. The only debate is how to pay for it, in a time of declining gas tax revenues. This year, Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers in both parties are hoping that some new, creative proposals will gain traction. There are lots of statistics you could cite to highlight the degree of the problem at hand. Democratic Rep. Andrew McLean, House chairman of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, cites one in particular.
Source: Maine Public