January 22, 2018
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Jobless Mainers rally outside Blaine House, LePage hears concerns

The Associated Press
Robert F. Bukaty | AP | BDN
Robert F. Bukaty | AP | BDN
Gov. Paul LePage

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage met with three jobless Mainers who were part of a group of demonstrators who protested outside the governor’s mansion Saturday.

Mike Tipping of the Maine People’s Alliance says about 60 people gathered at the Blaine House on Saturday to demand that LePage listen to their concerns.

Tipping said many unemployed people think LePage is helping the wealthy with tax cuts and “scapegoating” — rather than helping — the jobless ranks.

LePage staffers met with the group to hear their concerns before LePage met with three of them face-to-face inside his office in the Blaine House.

LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett says the governor’s focus has been on making Maine friendlier to businesses, with the aim of creating more jobs.

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