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Governor Paul LePage

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Faith-based taxation

It's gospel under the State House dome — dogma in what could be called the trickle-down religion — that if taxes on the rich and the corporations were reduced, lots of moneyed people would make their residence in Maine instead of places like Florida, co
Trickle-down is triumphant
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 18, 2013

Wind power attacked

A recent clash between the state's two top environmental agencies confirms how vigorously Governor Paul LePage's administration opposes onshore wind farms.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 06, 2013

Long term plan

Since you're reading this column, I assume you're a person well-versed in the important matters facing this state, or else you're insanely bored and found my stuff marginally more entertaining than the legal notices.
Maine Legislature in 2012
By AL DIAMON  |  December 09, 2011
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Fraud isn't killing Maine's welfare system — conservative misunderstanding is

Last week in Ellsworth, Governor Paul LePage renewed his efforts to change Maine's welfare system, calling for increased restrictions on benefits for people seeking taxpayer support to get health coverage through the state's Medicaid program.
Barely hanging on
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 18, 2011

Consistently inconsistent

One of Governor Paul LePage's most impressive performances, to date, has been his consistency.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 07, 2011

How they hate him

Republican Governor Paul LePage has every right to be angry at Maine journalists for depicting him as a clueless buffoon with the political skills of a rabies-maddened raccoon and the public-relations prowess of day-old bait.
LePage vs. The Media Alliance to Ridicule, Degrade, and Eviscerate Normal Society
By AL DIAMON  |  August 12, 2011


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NAACP, others bristle after GOP Senator censors anti-private-prison testimony

What is it with some Republicans and racial issues, anyway?
Words ‘slavery,’ ‘racism’ banned
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 30, 2011
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Review: Mark Marchesi's ''Slack Water'' at the SPACE Gallery

In his exhibition "Slack Water," Mark Marchesi wisely doesn't overindulge. Instead, he uses brilliant, energetic photographs to tell the story of the present-day Portland waterfront.
Meandering around Portland’s gritty waterfront
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 29, 2011

Anti-diversity is bad for business

As he has done with environmental leaders, Governor Paul LePage needs a forum to hear from Maine immigrant and civil-rights leaders. This is made all the more urgent when one considers his "kiss my butt" sound-bite refusal to meet with the NAACP becaus
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 28, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 28, 2011