Governor Paul LePage has been pushing his plan to pay off the state’s hospital debt with money from liquor sales from the start of this legislative session. Despite the Democrats coming up with a plan of their own, even Ethan agreed with an independent analysis that found LePage’s proposal to pay hospitals through a revenue bond is the better financial deal for state.
And two weeks ago, the Governor let five bills become law because he said he didn’t realize the deadline had arrived for vetoing. Now we learn that he actually wrote and sent five veto letters to the House and Senate, before recalling those letters 37 minutes later.
Our political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling break it all down.