Baldacci promotes outdoors for Father’s Day

Posted June 19, 2010, at 12:50 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci says this Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time for families to visit Maine’s state parks.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, the governor is reminding residents that state parks and historic sites are free for Maine residents Sunday, which is Father’s Day.

Baldacci says state parks offer the chance to hike and breathe in the fresh air while getting away from television and text messaging. About 2.3 million people visited Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites last year.

In the Republican response, state Rep. Jonathan McKane of Newcastle says Maine voters spoke convincingly on Election Day when they repealed a tax overhaul law supported by legislative Democrats. McKane says it’s the third time in recent years voters have repealed a law passed by the majority party.

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