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  • Road to fewer highway tolls in Maine is full of curves

    04/17/2017 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 24, 2017 | Peter McGuire
    The idea of doing away with the Maine Turnpike Authority and eliminating tolls has a long and unsuccessful history through both Democratic and Republican administrations.Gov. Paul LePage revived the concept at a town hall meeting in Gorham on Wednesday night, saying he would like to see the turnpike authority merged with the Maine Department of Transportation and the elimination of almost all tollbooths, having one only in Kittery to collect tolls from out-of-state drivers. “The only toll we should have is for the visitors coming in and out of the state in the summer months,” LePage said, adding that Mainers...
  • Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

    01/17/2017 2:25:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    MSN AP ^ | January 17, 2017
    Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday. LePage, who's white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a history lesson. "We're sick of the silver-tongued people. How about John Lewis last week? Criticizing the president?" LePage said. "You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and...
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePages request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: Its time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks. In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePages health...
  • Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator

    04/01/2016 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator. [] The election was won by Democrat Susan Deschambault, of Biddeford. She arrived at the Statehouse on Friday for a scheduled ceremony at LePages office. But she was told it had been canceled.
  • Maine: New England's 1st 'right to try' experimental drugs

    03/30/2016 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 7:50 PM EDT
    Maine is the first state in New England to give dying patients the right to use experimental drugs. Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation Wednesday that allows terminally ill patients to use treatments that have not received final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [] The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Thomas Longstaff, a Waterville Democrat who had worked as a hospital chaplain.
  • Cruz projected winner in Kansas, Maine, as five states vote

    03/05/2016 4:16:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | March 5, 2016 | John Whitesides and Amanda Becker, Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gained momentum on Saturday, projected as the winner of the nominating contests in Kansas and Maine and the winner of a "straw poll" of conservative activists. Cruz, currently in second place in a Republican field that has been winnowed to just four, is seeking to dent the lead of brash New York billionaire Donald Trump. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are each looking to strengthen their front-runner status as five states hold presidential nominating contests on Saturday. Trump has a substantial lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention...
  • Abortion Biz Opens 16 New Abortions Clinics in This State All at the Same Time, Heres How

    03/01/2016 9:35:05 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Maine abortion clinic chain plans to begin selling chemical abortion drugs via webcam, making Maine the third state to allow the dangerous procedure. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Family Planning abortion group, based in Augusta, announced plans Monday to begin offering the webcam abortions at 16 regional clinics in the state. The abortion clinic said women would consult with a doctor on a webcam at one of the regional clinics before being given the first of two chemical abortion drugs, according to the report. The woman would take the first drug at the clinic and the second...
  • Maine Republican Caucus Live Results: Cruz Takes Surprising Lead Over Trump

    03/05/2016 4:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | March 5, 2016 | Feroze Dhanoa
    Republican voters in Maine are gathering Saturday to participate in the presidential nominating caucus where pundits picked Donald Trump to win riding on the momentum he picked up on Super Tuesday and the endorsement from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. While there is a lack of polling for Saturday's elections, the results could be unpredictable as both Trump and Clinton have been weaker in caucus states that in primary states, as reported by the New York Times. Results from Saturday's caucus will be announced by the party in Lewiston at 7 p.m. Unofficial results from Maine show Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • LIVE THREAD: Maine caucus results

    03/05/2016 2:11:21 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 247 replies
    Maine 23 delegates 5% reporting Votes Ted Cruz 48.0% 662 Donald Trump 35.0% 482 Marco Rubio 8.6% 118 John Kasich 7.4% 102
  • Trump feeling confident ahead of Maine GOP caucus

    03/05/2016 10:57:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Fred Placey
    PORTLAND, Maine The Maine Republican Party is expecting a record-breaking turnout for Saturday's caucus. So much so that the party has printed 80,000 ballots for caucuses throughout the state. Donald Trump's campaign hopes that excitement pays off for them with a win. Donald Trump's son Eric Trump sayid there is lots of excitement for his dad's campaign in Maine. Eric Trump joined his father for a campaign rally Thursday and said he felt lots of energy from Maine supporters.
  • Maine gun control proposal meets threshold for ballot(Maine)

    02/19/2016 10:48:03 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | unknown
    Maine election officials have cleared a firearm background check proposal for the November ballot. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Thursday that the referendum supporters obtained 65,821 valid signatures, exceeding the minimum threshold by more than 4,500. The proposal would require a background check before a firearm sale or transfer between individuals. The parties would be required to meet at a licensed firearm dealer, who would conduct a background check on the gun recipient and complete the sale. There are exceptions, including transfers between family members. The proposal will go to voters unless Maine lawmakers approve it.
  • Gov. Christie campaigns in NH with Gov. LePage of Maine (videos)

    02/07/2016 1:31:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Christie's ground game doesn't match his aggressive debate style. His volunteer effort it rather tame. The NJ crowd didn't make the 4-hour drive north to New Hampshire.
  • Maine Gov. LePage, my Canadian-born daughters "had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural"

    Governor LePage "I also have two daughters born in Canada, and they had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural." Howie Carr: "Really? You don't think your daughters could run for President?" Governor LePage: "They can't. I know they can't. I've already looked into it." Audio at link
  • Trump Backer LePage: Cruz Is Ineligible To Be President Because So Are My Daughters

    03/02/2016 7:26:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 200 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Christopher Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who endorsed Donald Trump for president last Friday, claimed on Wednesday that Ted Cruz, like his Canadian-born daughters, is ineligible to be the president. Asked on The Howie Carr Show why he endorsed Trump over Ted Cruz, LePage replied, Very simple. Its very simple. I am the most conservative governor that there is. Hes a first time senator. Hes not ready. Number one. Number two is I also have two daughters who were born in Canada. They had to be naturalized. They couldnt be natural. And so, I have a question there.
  • Maine Governor Endorses Donald Trump: 'He Could Be One Of The Greatest Presidents'

    02/27/2016 9:16:01 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/26/2016 | Scott Greer
    Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage officially endorsed Donald Trump for president Friday. ... "He's the only candidate who's showing a vision for the future," he said. "He's a businessman. I'm a businessman I think he could be one of the greatest presidents if he sits down and puts together a good team."
  • BREAKING: @Governor_LePage endorses @realDonaldTrump.

    02/26/2016 3:23:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:36 PM - 26 Feb 2016 | Follow Michael Shepherd
    Bangor Daily News ‏@bangordailynews 1h1 hour ago BREAKING: LePage, Christie endorse @realDonaldTrump for president http://bdn.to/xzxr #mepolitics Michael Shepherd ‏@mikeshepherdME 2h2 hours ago LePage calls Rubio and Cruz "two of the people who create the gridlock" in Washington. #mepolitics 23 retweets 14 likes
  • Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live

    02/26/2016 2:09:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    The guardian ^ | February 26,2016
    Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live
  • Maine governor endorses Trump

    02/26/2016 2:02:54 PM PST · by TontoKowalski · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed Donald Trump, becoming the second Republican governor on Friday to back the GOP presidential candidate.
  • Maine governor LePage joins Christie in endorsing Trump – campaign live

    02/26/2016 2:07:26 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 26, 2016 | Scott Bixby
    Hours after New Jersey governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie endorsed frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign for the White House, Maine's governor, Paul LePage, has thrown his support behind the real estate tycoon... "The one thing I like about Donald Trump, I'm not gonna say I agree with everything he's saying... he's showing a vision for the future," LePage said. "He wants to make America great again, and he's the only person doing that right now."
  • Effort to impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage falls short

    01/14/2016 11:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster enough support to require a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power. Instead, House lawmakers voted 96-52 to indefinitely postpone debate after Republican leader Ken Fredette introduced a motion to pre-empt any action on the impeachment order. A group led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland wanted to punish the brash and outspoken Republican governor for pressuring a school operator into rescinding a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. ...