Tag Archives: Bill Beardsley

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 […]

LePage uses word you can’t say in class to school legislators — again

Good morning from Augusta. If I were going to appoint myself to something, it’d be something easy, such as: I hereby appoint myself chief easy chair tester, and I’m gonna be thorough about it. That sounds great after trying to keep up with another week of political whiplash. Here’s my soundtrack. There’s not a lot on […]