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John Elias Baldacci Quotes

"Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine."

"Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy."

"Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes - this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people."

"We need to keep investing in economic and homeland security. We need to bank on the right kind of economic development. We need to embrace opportunities, but with the right kind of safeguards."

"I liken this deficit to facing an economic and financial ice storm - unavoidable and unrelenting. Like the real ice storm of five years ago, it will take all of us pulling together to get us out of it. There will be difficult days ahead, there will be sacrifices and hardship for all of us - but we will get out of it."

"Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong, Maine can compete and can win."

"Maine is a state that embraces tolerance and it will thrive based on a celebration of each individual's diverse strengths."

"Our goal is to make Maine the healthiest state in the nation and reduce our overall health care costs."

"The Christian Civic League's effort to invade the privacy and destroy the careers of Maine's gay and lesbian citizens is an offense of the highest order deserving all of the condemnation I can muster."

"The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine's Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration's overall economic development strategy."

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