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This book was LePage’s Christmas gift to Maine lawmakers

Good morning from Augusta, where the Daily Brief is on a holiday schedule through this week. A reminder: We’ll be posting in an infrequent and abbreviated fashion this week before returning to the normal daily cycle next week, when the Maine Legislature returns to work for the 2017 session. But before that, lawmakers got a Christmas present from […]

LePage allowed to pay lawyer $5,000 to fight potential $500 fine

Attorney General Janet Mills’ office has given Gov. Paul LePage permission to pay a lawyer up to $5,000 to defend him in an open-meeting lawsuit filed by Mills. The maximum penalty if the Republican governor loses? $500. The LePage administration’s request to hire Bangor-based municipal lawyer Erik Stumpfel for no more than $5,000 was granted in a […]