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Mario Moretto

About Mario Moretto

Mario Moretto has been a Maine journalist, in print and online publications, since 2009. He joined the Bangor Daily News in 2012, first as a general assignment reporter in his native Hancock County and, now, in the State House.

LePage: I was ‘completely in the dark’ on budget despite staff involvement

Republican Gov. Paul LePage at the CBS 13/BDN debate Monday. BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett.

Good morning from Augusta. In a radio interview this morning on WGAN, Gov. Paul LePage maintained that he was “completely in the dark” about negotiations between lawmakers and the governor’s staff, which ultimately resulted in the $6.7 billion budget deal that the Legislature approved over LePage’s veto in June.  LePage has railed against the negotiations, which […]