Tag Archives: vetoes

Will a humbled Gov. LePage ‘move on’?

In quick, but thorough, fashion, Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court dismissed Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to get a do-over on 65 attempted vetoes. LePage’s efforts are a clear-cut example of hubris and overreach, and the court had no choice but to deliver a sharp rebuke. The justices needed less than a week to weigh the arguments […]

LePage court challenge keeps Democrats and Republicans united

The leadership of the Maine Legislature is remaining united in opposition to an unconstitutional power grab by Gov. Paul LePage. The governor has pushed the limits of executive power to the breaking point. And now the conservative president of the Senate and the liberal speaker of the House are standing together to argue against him […]

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 […]