Tag Archives: Gov. Paul LePage

Daily Brief: Fight to keep toxic chemicals out of kids’ products renewed

Good morning. Today the years-long fight to strengthen Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act continues with a renewed effort to force manufacturers to disclose their use of phthalates in products for children and pregnant women. Assistant House Majority Leader Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, will introduce what she calls her Healthy Kids Bill this afternoon at a press conference […]

Video: LePage tells Verso to ‘get out of the state of Maine’

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 01/22/15 -- Gov. Paul LePage told Verso Paper to "get out of the state" on Thursday in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Gov. Paul LePage said his message to Verso Paper Corp. executives is to “get out of the state of Maine” and echoed allegations from one of the millworkers’ unions that the company sold the mill for scrap to prevent competition. “Get out of the state of Maine,” LePage said Thursday morning in response to a reporter’s question. “Those […]

Fact-checking the gubernatorial debate

In the first gubernatorial debate, featuring six topic-based questions that candidates had not received in advance, the facts and figures about Maine’s economy, government and people were flying fast — sometimes too fast. I’ll echo debate moderator and Portland Regional Chamber President Chris Hall’s caution that it’s difficult to juggle those kinds of numbers for questions not presented in advance. Below, I’ve added some […]

Sen. Jackson attacks LePage, suggests using ‘Rainy Day Fund’ to counteract shutdown

Maine’s Senate Majority Leader, who is also running for Maine 2nd Congressional seat, suggested Tuesday that the Legislature convene in special session as soon as possible and dip into the state’s cash reserves to soften the effects in Maine of the federal government shutdown. Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, also suggested that Gov. Paul LePage is […]