LePage Revives Old Ideas and Draws New Criticism While Former Republican Lawmakers Endorse Governor Mills
In case you missed it, Paul LePage is attempting to revive old, failed ideas and is drawing new, strong criticism.
In one Bangor Daily News story today, a Maine housing expert said LePage’s proposal to address the housing shortage “doesn’t make a lick of sense”.
In another story, a Bangor State Senator blasted LePage’s effort to revive a failed plan to build a roundly-rejected forensic health unit: “I am astonished that he would come to Bangor and peddle a horrible idea that was roundly rejected by the community.”
Members of the Maine media are again fact-checking Paul LePage and his Republican allies’ latest false campaign claims. In the past 24 hours, LePage and his allies have been caught deliberately misleading Maine voters on Governor Mills’ record:
On gas tax claims:
Maine Democratic Party Chair Drew Gattine released the following statement on tonight’s 1st congressional district debate hosted by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Public:
Tonight Congresswoman Chellie Pingree outlined a clear vision for Maine and the nation, building on her impeccable track record of success. She’s delivered real results for Maine families, farmers, fisherman, and everyday workers. It’s no wonder why the voters in Maine’s 1st Congressional District have overwhelmingly selected her as their representative in Washington time and time again.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Praises Free School Meal Program Delivered Under Leadership of Governor Mills, Senate President Troy Jackson
Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined Governor Mills at Gorham Middle School to highlight a program signed into law by Governor Mills that provides free school meals to all students.
The Christian Civic League of Maine – a virulent anti-abortion organization – had a clear message for its followers about LePage’s statement that he would veto a 15-week abortion ban: don’t believe what he says.
In case you missed it, a new report from the Maine Monitor points out a fatal flaw in Paul LePage’s plan to temporarily suspend “all taxes that were put in place since the pandemic”-- there are none to suspend.