FILE – In this October 2015 file photo, Republican Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting in Auburn, Maine. The governor’s intervention to get Democratic Speaker of the House Mark Eves fired from his job at a charter school roiled the Statehouse, led to a lawsuit and cast a cloud over the upcoming legislative session. The drama that pitted LePage against Eves was voted top story of the year by The Associated Press and its member affiliates in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)