Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Economy in Portland 

Maine’s gubernatorial candidates have offered up their ideas on what they would do to get Maine’s economy going.Jobs and the economy were major themes in last night’s televised forum at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland.Democrat Libby Mitchell said the state needs to invest in education and cut the state income tax. Republican Paul LePage said he would create jobs by working with the private sector. Independent Eliot Cutler said the state’s high costs and regulatory burdens discourage businesses from coming to Maine.Independents Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott said they’d put their business experience to work.With less than two weeks before the Nov. 2 election, polls show LePage and Mitchell locked in a tight race, with Cutler running third.