Will “Open for Business” open any businesses?

Keeping a promise he made during his State of the State address, Governor Paul LePage announced his new plan to attract big businesses to two former air bases in Maine.

The governor says his plan would give big incentives to any business that can invest at least $50,000,000, hire at least 1,500 employees, and locate at either the former Loring Air Force Base or at Brunswick Landing, formerly a Naval Air Station.

Does this plan have a chance at the State House?  We talk with political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling about the odds.

They also discuss whether Mainecare expansion is dead and about how one of Maine’s most well-known democrats for more than 40 years ended up being a republican for just a day or two.

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