Tag Archives: Governor LePage

Portland man shares story of recovery, message of support

Much has been made of Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s recent comments about drug addiction and recovery treatment. In regards to the overdose-reversing drug known as naloxone, or Narcan, LePage has said that the drug doesn’t save lives, it merely extends them. As has been reiterated by an endless stream of physicians, emergency medical responders, police […]

LePage compares a man ‘beating his wife’ to Eves’ charter school hiring

On Thursday, the announcement by Maine House Speaker Mark Eves (D) that he has filed a lawsuit against Maine Governor Paul LePage made headlines across the state and nation. Filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, the civil suit alleges that LePage was acting out of “personal rage, vindictiveness and partisan malice” when he threatened […]

“Vaseline incident” gives LePage a taste of his own medicine

Following Governor LePage’s town hall meeting last night at Thornton Academy in Saco, Andi Parkinson was chased down in the parking lot. Parkinson, who shot the video of former Democratic state Rep. Joanne T. Twomey of Biddeford being escorted out of the building by security following what’s coming to be known as “the Vaseline incident,” […]

St. Patrick’s Day ‘Pot of Gold’ Protest planned for the State House

The Maine People’s Alliance has announced a protest to be held on St. Patrick’s Day at the Maine State House. The intent of the protest is to call attention to the negative impacts of Governor LePage’s budget proposal. Here’s the statement in full: “Mainers Will Protest Gov. LePage’s “Pot of Gold” for the Wealthy On […]

Behind the barriers at a Portland homeless shelter

“If Governor LePage and his┬áminions want to go after Mayor Brennan and his cohorts for financial mismanagement, so be it. But I’ll be damned if I’m gonna watch quietly as the conversation- about homeless shelter occupants in Portland having upwards of 20 thousand dollars in liquid assets– shifts to fodder for the anti-welfare crowd as […]