Category Archives: Governor LePage

Revenue forecast signals rosier future for Maine’s economy, $113 million budget surplus

The state’s recovery from the economic recession and low energy prices that have put more spending money in Mainers’ pockets have led to one of the best state revenue forecasts in years. The state’s Revenue Forecasting Committee develops a range of estimates related to the economy twice a year, but the most interesting and important one […]

LePage calls Obama’s immigration stance ‘shameful,’ says it’s easier to ‘jump fence’ than follow legal path to citizenship

  The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Gov. Paul LePage had some stern words and a personal story for President Barack Obama over immigration during a meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Boca Raton, Florida. According to the newspaper’s Washington Wire blog, the governors were discussing the possibility that Obama will use executive action […]

Monday roundup: Poll shows support for higher taxes; Nancy Pelosi endorses Emily Cain for Congress … in 2016

Are you sick of poll results yet? These aren’t about the Nov. 4 election, I promise. Days before the election, the Bangor Daily News released the results of a BDN/Ipsos poll conducted between October 23 and 29 of more than 1,000 Maine residents, including 946 registered voters and 488 likely voters. You’ve read about some of […]

Too late for a surge? Latest poll shows LePage with 10-point lead

If recent polling is to be believed, the narrative in the governor’s race has shifted, just as many have predicted for months that it would. The thing is, the shift isn’t what some had expected. If there was to be a shift, according to those who have seen Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler as competing […]

Chris Christie, Olympia Snowe to headline fundraiser for LePage in Lewiston

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will return to Maine a third time on Oct. 14 for a private fundraiser for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign. Christie has already brought his big name and fundraising prowess to Maine twice this year: He appeared with LePage at public and private appearances in Portland in […]

Does LePage deserve ‘third most fiscally responsible governor’ ranking?

Gov. Paul LePage has been named one of the four most fiscally responsible governors in the country by a conservative, anti-tax libertarian think tank called the Cato Institute. LePage ranked third among four Republican governors whose actions over the past two years earned a grade of “A” on the institute’s 2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s […]