One is a frazzle-haired socialist from Vermont. The other is an expensive suit-wearing former Wall Street executive from Maine. There is very little Bernie Sanders and Bruce Poliquin agree on. But the two share something in common as the 2020 election cycle begins. When Sanders bowed out of the Democratic presidential primary in 2016, there […]
Gov. Paul LePage has been an unmitigated disaster for Maine. After six years of alleged “conservative” management, our state is still one of the worst in the nation for doing business, and our struggling economy continues to cause our children to flee for better opportunities elsewhere. As we stare down the final year-and-a-half of his […]
Last week, Gov. Paul LePage testified in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources during its hearing on alleged overreach by the Obama administration in its use of the Antiquities Act. LePage was there to voice opposition to the use of the act to create the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which preserves […]
Think the LePage agenda is just one haphazard series of bumbling calamities after another? Wrong! After extensive research, I’ve determined that this administration has been following a disciplined protocol — Paul LePage’s 4-Point Plan for Maine: Point 1: Talk Maine down Paul LePage is an unconventional governor, a fact that’s perhaps most apparent through his […]
Last week, three great initiatives emerged that could have a positive impact on Maine’s economy and our reputation as a pro-business state. And all three signal a long-awaited and welcome return to free market principles by Republicans in Augusta. The first was the announcement of red-tape cutting measures to help expedite certifications for certain professions […]
The facts on the table show that people who write checks to LePage get support for their projects, and people who don’t, don’t.
More discussion today about this week’s column and Gov. LePage’s jarring change-of-heart on land conservation programs, coincidentally occurring after a $20,000 donation from a landowner seeking funding from conservation programs.
This week’s column about Gov. LePage’s curious about-face on the Land for Maine’s Future program (after receiving a massive donation from the landowner) was the subject of a great discussion on WZON’s Pulse Morning Show today. Click below to listen: More to come on this story also, stay tuned.