In Waterville Thursday morning, Governor Paul LePage told members of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, hospitals, universities, and non-profits should pay a fair share. Governor LePage stated "I don't care if they pay taxes. That's not really the issue. The issue is they have to contribute back to their communities. That's the issue. And in the form of either taxes or fees in lieu of taxes."
The governor also said he has a plan to attract college graduates to the state. He stated, "To attract younger people to move to Maine we want to give them interest-free loans."
His proposal is similar to a package rejected by the legislature last session. If the governor's plan was approved, it would provide a dollar for dollar tax break for employers assuming their worker's student loans.