One of the most polarizing presidential races will accelerate tonight in an undoubtedly entertaining debate. Here are some things that Mainers should look for during the debate.
- Affordable housing
- Cost of tuition
Students across the state have protested the cost of tuition at state universities, despite the recent tuition freeze for the University of Maine system.
Maine is one of 25 states defending the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. As laid out in today’s Daily Brief, proponents of the plan say Maine suffers unfair environmental damage caused by pollutants produces in Rust Belt states that are borne by winds from the west, damaging our environment
There are 27 states who are against the plan, saying that it will cause them undue financial burden.
- Job creation/protection
Bath Iron Works announced last week that it would lay off 30 people on the way to eliminating 160 positions. Maine’s paper mills have been losing jobs steadily, and some are blaming the demise on free trade agreements. Mainers should keep an eye out for who will protect U.S. jobs in increasingly global markets.
The debate will start at 9 p.m., and will be streamed live on the BDN website, accompanied by reaction from throughout the state..