Comments for: For LePage, state-funded contingency account is personal charity fund

Posted Aug. 01, 2014, at 6:48 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2014, at 9:28 p.m.

AUGUSTA | There’s a truism in politics that the Legislature “controls the purse strings.” It’s a shorthand reference to the fact that if you want the state to spend money on something, you’ve got to go through the Legislature. But there’s one state account set aside for the governor …

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