AUGUSTA,  Maine — As promised, Gov. Paul LePage dived into work on his first day in office and promptly sparked a political fracas by rescinding a policy that the new administration contends painted Maine as a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants. LePage signed an executive order… Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — A day after being sworn in, Gov. Paul LePage administered the oath of office Thursday to three prominent state officials — the secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer. The Republican governor also issued a brief to-do list to the three: Make it easier… Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — In one of his first official acts, Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday issued an order allowing officials in state agencies to question people with whom they come into contact about their immigration status, infuriating civil libertarians. The Republican’s executive order Thursday rescinds one that… Read More