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District 48 Representative and House Speaker, Maine State House

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2012 — 2021

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Education

This investment in education will pay long-term dividends, but Sara knows that we must do more now. A skilled and educated workforce helps existing businesses thrive and is a key to attracting new employers. Maine’s employers need workers with the skills to help them compete in developing and growing industries, and Maine workers need the tools to succeed in a world where the best employment and business opportunities increasingly require education beyond a high school diploma.

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Economy

Speaker Gideon believes the success of our state that innovators gets the support and access to capital they need to grow and create jobs. She knows that Maine needs to create a stable and predictable business environment. She also understands the need to make it easier to start a business and become profitable – that means streamlining regulations and getting rid of unnecessary barriers.

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Environment

Reduction of harmful, polluting carbon emissions, low cost energy and an economy powered by clean energy is a future we all need to be fighting for.

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Environment

Speaker Gideon has a deep commitment to protecting our environment and fighting climate change. She is a strong proponent of clean water and clean air, and also understands the integral role of renewable energy in pursuing these goals.

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Healthcare

She is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and all providers of the full range of family planning and reproductive health services. She believes all women deserve access to critical primary and preventive health care services to, including preventative care, birth control, and cancer screenings.

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Healthcare

Sara is also committed to tackling the problems that remain in our health care system, including cracking down on runaway prescription drug prices and addressing mental health with the same seriousness that we treat physical health.

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Healthcare

During her time in the legislature, she has repeatedly supported efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As passed by voters in 2017, this law will reduce uncompensated care that shifts costs onto all of our people and businesses, and inject $500 million into Maine’s economy.  Despite unnecessary delays and obstruction, Sara continues to advocate for full implementation and looks forward to seeing 70,000 Mainers gain access to health care.

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