Author: Chris Beaulier

Chris Beaulier is Director of Retail Operations for Cigaret Shopper, which operates 22 retail locations throughout Maine, employing over 80 good, hardworking people.

When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, he provided state and local governments over $350 billion in much-needed assistance. That money was supposed to kickstart local businesses. Instead, Governor Janet Mills and politicians in Augusta are using the money to cover themselves while knowingly destroying small business. Right now, Governor Mills and members of the legislature are trying to pass LD 1550, a bill which would ban all forms of flavored tobacco sales entirely in Maine to curb smoking among children, so they say. In her latest budget proposal, she is allocating approximately $32 million to “replace” lost tax…

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