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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 6

With these tax credits, we will keep more of our home-grown graduates here, and open the door of opportunity for the next generation of Maine entrepreneurs and leaders.

Last year, the Legislature overwhelmingly approved Opportunity Maine, a tax credit program that will help students overcome college debt if they live and work in the State after graduation.

With these tax credits, we will keep more of our home-grown graduates here, and open the door of opportunity for the next generation of Maine entrepreneurs and leaders.

My friends, I am filled with hope. We are taking the steps necessary to grow our economy and improve the lives of the people of Maine.

We are streamlining government and cutting administration.

And we’re controlling spending.

We are investing in education and innovation so our children and families can succeed here in our state.

We are helping increase incomes by creating good jobs with good benefits.

That’s the roadmap that gets Maine where it needs to be.

This year, the Legislature will be called upon to take bold action, to protect the gains that have been made and to push forward on the reforms that will guide State government into the future.

We must ask ourselves: What do we want State government to do? What is fundamental to the health and welfare of our people?

We cannot be content with a legacy of work undone.

We owe it to our children, and we owe it to our State.

That is our task. That is our duty.

God Bless you and God Bless the State of Maine.

Thank you.

Good night.

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