Tag Archives: Maine governor

LePage headed for a legal smackdown

Gov. Paul LePage is going to lose. And the 71 bills that he refused to take action on will remain law. Attorney General Janet Mills left little doubt with a blisteringly effective opinion that destroys the governor’s legal argument about his ability to hold legislation beyond 10 days (not counting Sundays). After a lengthy legal […]

There’s a hole in his pocket; LePage’s folly lets bills become law

There’s a huge hole in Gov. Paul LePage’s pocket, and a bunch of bills just fell through, handing his opponents and the Legislature huge victories. LePage has made a major mistake in his understanding of the legislative process and the Maine Constitution that has allowed at least 19 bills to become law without his signature. […]

How to hold LePage accountable

Gov. Paul LePage has used the power of his office to punish a political opponent and has threatened to withhold funding from a school that serves at-risk kids. According to the Bangor Daily News and by his own admission, he has threatened to withhold significant funding for Good Will-Hinckley because they hired Speaker of the House […]