AUGUSTA – Maine Republican Party Executive Director, Jason Savage, issued the following statement:
“While Democrat leaders like Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker Sara Gideon attempt to renege on a $45 million tax break granted to Bath Iron Works, Democrats like Sen. Eloise Vitelli (D-Bath) who represents the district and many of it’s workers are shockingly quiet.
It is incredibly disturbing that Democrat leadership would send a threatening letter to one of Maine’s largest employers, one that provides good wages, employs Mainers in all 16 counties, and is a major economic driver for the state. This is just another example of the Democrat anti-business and job killing agenda and it must be stopped.
Bath Iron Works, their workers, and surrounding communities deserve to know where their elected leaders stand on this massive tax hike that Democrats are pushing in Augusta.
We call on Senator Eloise Vitelli (D-Bath) and Senator Brownie Carson (D-Harpswell) who represent large numbers of BIW workers to answer one simple question: Do you stand with BIW and their workers or your party leaders in Augusta?”– Executive Director Jason Savage