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  • Anonymous

    What’s with this shady Lepage (mis)administration?  Why does everything need to be rushed and pushed through?  Add to that the on again/off again secret special legislative session and one has to wonder. 

    • It’s the same reason that Bank Robbers try to get in and out of the Bank in 90 Seconds!

    • Tyke

      LePage is very aware that he is not likely to have a Republican majority in the legislature after the November elections.

      He will be the lamest of lame ducks for 2 full years.

  • Anonymous

    Seems to me that Whitcomb’s and Beardsley’s incompetence in pulling off the merger planning in a timely fashion is an indication of their inability to lead and manage their present organizations to say nothing of the new, larger and more complex department envisioned by the LePage administration.  My sympathies to the civil servants in these two fine state agencies.  

    • Anonymous

      I would prefer to think that the commissoiner’s with input from seasoned senior staff have a lot better sense for how to go about this on a reasonable schedule than a bunch of election driven legislators.

    • Tyke

      The civil servants may be slowing things down knowing full well that the legislature in January will look nothing like the that voted for this merger.

      This could all be for naught no matter what planning is done.

  • Anonymous

    The merger of both depts.would be like trying to make RSUs the good old boys club wont let the upper management be weeded out and retired or laid off.The RSUs would have worked if the upper high paid management dead wood would have been tossed out the problem is with them not the lowely teachers. The gov never spoke truer words when he said there was high paid do nothings in a lot of the state positions 

  • Anonymous

    BDN removed my last comment on this without a trace so I’ll try again.

    In my opinion the merger of these two state bureaus is an effort by the GOP to open up our state lands to development and eventual privatization.  These lands belong to the citizens of Maine, they are our heritage, and should be held in perpetuity for all.

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