June 23, 2018
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LePage signs first bill as governor, says it ‘puts people first’

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed his first bill as governor.

Friday, LePage signed the first bill of the new legislative session to reach his desk.

It changes the annual meeting date and fiscal year of Mount Desert Island Regional School District. The legislation goes into effect immediately.

The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Elspeth Flemings of Bar Harbor, says the new law will enable the high school to develop a more efficient and accurate budget.

LePage, a Republican, says a big part of being governor is working with Democrats and Republicans to make sure government’s responsive. LePage says he’s glad the first law to take effect under his name was sponsored by a Democrat, supported by a Republican and “puts people first.”

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