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Comments for: Lawmakers, LePage close ethics disclosure loopholes

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  • Anonymous

    Credit is not given here to the Maine Heritage Policy Center for uncovering this “loophole.” 

    • Anonymous

      MHPC didn’t uncover it. The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting did: http://pinetreewatchdog.org/2012/01/04/records-fail-to-disclose-235-million-in-state-work-given-to-officials-private-interests/      John Christie, Publisher

    • Anonymous

      The Koch brothers would never let Maine Heritage Policy Center derail the gravy train.

  • Anonymous

    The irony cup runneth over.

  • Guest

    LePage doesn’t care about “ethics” ! LePage only cares only about appeasing those who paid to put him in Augusta. With no recall process….why would a one term Governor care about “ethics” ?

  • Anonymous

    You mean that OUR politicians will have to have ethics? What a concept, this should put a damper on lining their pockets.

    Maybe this will mean that we could ACTUALLY get some Honest and Truthful people that will actually work for the Maine People.

  • StillRelaxin

    Please give us all a break! LePage who has put TWO family members on the taxpayer’s dole comes forward to support a bill to prevent ethics violations of politicians! Woopie who wouldn’t support that? HOWEVER, what did Mr. LePage have to say when a bill was proposed to stop taxpayer paid nepotism? Who wouldn’t support that? Paul Richard LePage that’s who. He said NOTHING! That’s all right Paul, we’ll get back to you on that in November.

    • Anonymous

      It’s typical of the worst offenders, which includes the charming guile of sociopaths, to claim to be righteous while perpetrating horrible wrongs.
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  • Governor LePage is running an uphill battle.  The Chairman of the Republican Party of Maine has brought irreparable disgrace upon this Republican Governor.  This ethics bill is a huge win for the LePage Administration.

    But, we all still have to wonder, will it make any difference in 2014 after a likely Romney loss to Obama in 2012?

    • Guest

      You should have named him. He’s Charlie Webster. Watch out if his lips are moving. If the election day vans issue didn’t get to BDN, look around to see the comic saga of UMF’s vans on election day.

  • This has been going on forever and it took a republican governor to get the job done.  Yet when you read the idiotic comments on this board, you have to wonder what those people really want.  

    • Anonymous

      The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the speed with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door.

  • Guest

    As long as they keep white-washing each other on ethics issues we will have “official” ethical breeches in Augusta. The Dems white-washed Tom Saviello’s back room river deals. This legislature has done nothing to discourage the Websters, Poliquins, and Mayhews of the world. The best watch dog of your behavior is yourself. If it could be seen to be wrong, it probably is just a little wrong. If ya hafta ask, don’t do it!!

  • Lord Whiteman

     The Maine state constitution already says you have to have a peoples referendum before the state can take on more than 2 million in liabilities.  Lepage gave some friends of his in Toronto Canada $17 million of our money without submitting it to a state wide referendum.  Lepage and his corrupt administration are ignoring our constitution and should be impeached.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like they’re desperately trying to save face.

  • Anonymous

    Good job Governor. Your actions will benefit the state for years to come.

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