Gov. Paul LePage signed a memo last week to release voter-approved bond funds for job creation in Skowhegan in three years, after his term expires.

For the last month, I’ve been asking the governor to release the funds, which he froze earlier this summer.

While the memo is better than nothing, I hope it won’t be too little, too late.

LePage’s memo is a promise to cut a check in three years for a bill that’s already past due.

When the people of Maine approved the bonds for job creation, they said we want jobs now, not three years from now.

For the past two years, we’ve seen Maine’s economy slide backwards, while our neighbors are emerging from the recession. We can’t afford to delay job creation.

My efforts to stand up for the businesses and people of Skowhegan have put public pressure on the governor to take some action, albeit small.

Rep. Jeff McCabe


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