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Robert Nutting

LePage Undercuts Allies, Again

In my column this week in the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, I take a look at Governor LePage's latest friendly fire incident.

This time, LePage thoroughly stomped on Republican legislators' attempts to assert that they've been at all effective during the legislative session so far, declaring instead that they haven't "done a damn thing."

Also good reading on the subject is this BDN editorial, headlined "The 'nothing to do' governor."

This weekend saw another rejoinder on the subject from Maine's democratic leaders, with House Minority Leader Emily Cain again faulting Maine Republicans for a lack of focus, declaring in their weekly radio address: "So, while Governor LePage put up a sign, took down a mural, and went on vacation, Democrats in the legislature have been working to find real solutions to problems facing Maine families and spur economic growth."

Skipping Class

From a source inside the capitol, here's a photo of the chamber during the mandatory ethics training for House members.

Notably absent: the entire House Republican leadership team.