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Daily Brief: State of the State preview and Maine’s dying (?) middle class

Gov. Paul LePage will address a joint session of the divided Legislature for the second time in a month when he delivers his State of the State address tonight in the Maine House of Representatives. The speech is expected to be more policy-oriented than his January inaugural address, as the governor makes his budget pitch […]

After three years of making it a priority, LePage glossed over education in State of the State

Education is important. Other than a quick nod to the success of his “bridge program,” which makes it easier for students to earn college credits while still in high school, that was the extent of Gov. Paul LePage’s focus on education Tuesday night during this State of the State address. “I have said it many […]

Sticker shock: Debating the costs of LePage’s State of the State proposals

“How good are you at math?” That’s what I asked Bill Brown, special assistant for budget and policy for Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves, minutes after Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State address Tuesday night. Bill said something to the effect of “Pretty good, why?” “How much would the initiatives proposed by the governor […]