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State of the State

State of the State

| February 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are ready to hear Republican Governor Paul LePage deliver his fourth State of the State address. The governor’s speech will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the state House chamber before a joint session of the Legislature. The governor is expected to focus on his proposed $6.3 billion […]

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Town officials concerned about LePage’s proposed state budget

Town officials concerned about LePage’s proposed state budget

| January 22, 2015

“Municipalities know what services their community needs more so than the state does I feel. I think the state should be helping us rather than making it harder for us,” said Houlton town manager Butch Asselin. Asselin is concerned about Governor LePage’s budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That’s because if the state goes […]

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LePage Calls Company “Bottom Feeders”

LePage Calls Company “Bottom Feeders”

| January 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the chances of the shuttered Bucksport paper mill reopening are “little to none” and describes the company officials who closed the mill as “bottom feeders.” The Kennebec Journal reports LePage made his remarks Wednesday at a Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting in Augusta. His statements […]

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John Fitzsimmons Decides To Step Down As Maine Community College System President Once Interim Replacement Is Named

John Fitzsimmons Decides To Step Down As Maine Community College System President Once Interim Replacement Is Named

| January 16, 2015

Wednesday, John Fitzsimmons announced he would resign as President of the Maine Community College System. It comes a day after Governor LePage threatened the community college system and its trustees would feel his wrath, if Fitzsimmons would not step down from his post. It appears the Governor has won his battle. Shawn Cunningham has reaction […]

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Lepage Wants Money for Outside Counsel

Lepage Wants Money for Outside Counsel

| January 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to set aside $2 million in Maine’s budget to cover legal fees for cases in which the state’s top attorney declines to represent the state. LePage’s administration said that the governor is pursuing an “aggressive agenda” and wants to ensure funds are available if he must […]

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