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Saturday, April 29, 2017
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage — If Parents Violate Welfare Laws, the State Should Take Their Children Away
Last week, Gov. Paul LePage announced yet another plan to make it as difficult as possible for poor families to get public assistance. Many of the reforms in the governor’s so-called Reform for Increased Security and Employment . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Blasts House GOP, Tipping Less to Prove a Point
Gov. Paul LePage has been all over conservative talk radio and cable news shows declaring a potential “constitutional crisis” because his party failed to agree on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act last week. . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: “Maine Has Become So Greedy,” May Force Him to Leave
Gov. Paul LePage is once again threaten- ing to leave the state if the Legislature doesn’t repeal a voter-mandated tax on wealthier households. The governor made his comments during a radio appearance Tuesday in which he . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage Mr. LePage Goes to Washington
Fresh off his most recent trip to Washington, D.C., Gov. Paul LePage hit the airwaves Tuesday to accuse the Obama administration of decertifying the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta in retaliation for not accepting millions . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Blasts House GOP Health Care Overhaul
This week Gov. Paul LePage went on right-wing talk radio and Fox News to blast the newly released House Republican health care plan and make a number of misleading claims about a referendum to expand MaineCare, the state’s . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: Governor Compares Himself to a Nun or Priest, Flack Calls Superintendent Pay "Mind Blowing"
Gov. Paul LePage compared his meager salary to that of a nun or a priest in a radio appearance on Thursday last week. “I feel like a priest or a nun, you know,” LePage told WGAN radio. “You go into poverty to serve the public. . . ."
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Wishes He Could Fire His PUC Appointees
In a rare press confer- ence last Friday, Gov. Paul LePage unleashed a tirade against three members of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for a recent decision regarding electric rates paid to solar power producers. . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Favors Replacing ACA with Insurance Deregulation
Last week, Gov. Paul LePage inadvert- ently expressed support for a Republican initiative to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, despite his contention that he’s “not interested” in it. The governor made the remarks . . .
Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Reluctantly Signs Bill to Make It Illegal for Children to Smoke Pot
After threaten- ing not to sign it, late last Friday night Gov. Paul LePage finally relented and signed a bill to extend a moratorium from nine months to a year on implementing rules for the sale of recreational marijuana. LD 88 . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Objects to Mean Signs at Women’s March
This week, Gov. Paul LePage once again expressed contempt for the First Amendment in response to questions about Saturday’s historic Women’s March on Washington. The governor, recently back from his trip to Washington, D.C. . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Tells Civil Rights Icon to Thank White Republican Presidents & Then Tells NAACP to Apologize to White People
Gov. Paul LePage took aim at Congress- man John Lewis (D-Georgia) during a radio appearance Tuesday in response to a dustup between the civil rights icon and Republican President-elect Donald Trump. The governor’s . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Makes More False Claims
Gov. Paul LePage took to the airwaves this week to make the blatantly false claim that Maine is getting fined “millions of dollars” by the federal government for providing MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program, to able-bodied . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Warns of Budget Catastrophe Despite Surplus
Gov. Paul LePage has been all over the airwaves during the past week preaching impending doom for the economy following news that Maine’s tax revenues were slightly down for November. Speaking on WGAN radio on December 29 . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Vows Not to Enforce Minimum Wage Increase & to Abolish Medical Pot Program
Last week, the Maine Depart- ment of Labor announced that it will not be enforcing a key piece of the minimum wage referendum that passed overwhelmingly in every county in the state last month. In a press release, the . . .
All the Rage: LePage Welcomes Newly Elected Legislators, Questions Integrity of Election System
Last week, newly elected state lawmakers received a special form letter in the mail from Gov. Paul LePage begrudgingly summoning them to Augusta for their swearing-in ceremony and questioning the legitimacy of their elections. . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage: Susan Collins Is “Done in Maine”; Won’t Rule Out Run Against King in 2018
Gov. Paul LePage blasted fellow Repub- lican Sen. Susan Collins during a conversation on a conservative talk radio show last Friday. When asked by WGAN radio host Ken Altshuler about a potential run for governor by ...
All the Rage with Paul LePage: Gov. LePage Calls for Civility
Gov. Paul LePage announced last Friday on a conserva- tive radio show that he may propose a bill to mandate the Legislature to be more civil. “As I go out ... this is what I’m hearing: people are sick and tired of negativity” . . .
All the Rage with Paul LePage: LePage Says He’ll Leave the State If Referendum Passes
On Tuesday Gov. Paul LePage went on WVOM radio to make his final push against the five citizen referendums on the November 8 ballot. The governor said he was “shocked” to hear about a recent University of . . .
LePage: Activists Should Be Imprisoned, November Election Will Be Illegitimate
The day after Gov. Paul LePage walked back his declara- tion that the Constitution is “broken” and America needs the “authoritarian power” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the governor took to the . . .
LePage: Constitution Is “Broken” and Needs Trump’s “Authoritarian Power”
“I work with my staff to do what’s best for the Maine people,” declared Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday morning as he stood behind a set of Russian nesting dolls with the likenesses of Bill Clinton holding a cigar along with Monica . . .
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