The truth comes out. Former Commissioner Norman Olsen’s remarks about his resignation finally reveals how broken the Lepage administration really is.

Last year, gubernatorial candidate Paul Lepage shook my hand when I was eating at a local restaurant. He promised me in front of a room full of people that he was going to work to help the elderly and disabled; that he’d create jobs for them. Instead, he’s done just the opposite.

The so-called “right to work” proposal that would have lowered wages, decreased access to quality health care and threaten the good jobs we already have was a cloaked attempt to swindle working Mainers into supporting bad legislation.

In addition, the governor’s budget took away retired state workers’ pension money, only to give it to the rich in the form of tax breaks.

The icing on the cake was the removal of same-day voter registration, making it harder for the people to vote in opposition to these radical changes.

If I had known what the governor and his administration were truly planning to do, I never would have let him interrupt my meal to feed me half-truths last fall.

Maine isn’t broke, just the administration governing it.

Mary Noel Laughy


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