LePage takes aim at domestic violence

Posted Feb. 04, 2012, at 11:42 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage says he’s committed to taking on domestic violence in Maine.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, LePage said his administration will join forces with Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Attorney General William Schneider, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and others to introduce a variety bills in mid-February that take aim at domestic violence.

LePage said he left home when he was a child because of abuse taking place within his family. He said the focus on domestic violence must be shifted from a being a women’s issue to being a men’s issue since men are such a large part of the problem.

LePage’s office this week unveiled a public service announcement highlighting domestic violence awareness.

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