Attorney: LePage doesn’t have authority to remove mural

Posted March 25, 2011, at 12:17 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — An attorney for the Maine Peoples Voting Coalition is claiming that Gov. Paul LePage is not authorized to remove the 36-foot mural at the Department of Labor.

The group issued a release this morning claiming that a petition could be filed with the State Museum Commission to stop LePage from moving the mural.

The administration plans to move the mural because LePage believes its depiction of Maine’s labor history is too one-sided toward organized labor.

According to MPVC, Jon Beal, a Portland attorney, the governor doesn’t have the authority to remove the mural without approval from the Museum Commission, the artwork’s current owner.

Read the full story at the Sun Journal.

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