Tag Archives: Gov. Paul LePage

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 […]