Maine’s LePage goes on offensive against Dems

Posted April 16, 2011, at 1:15 p.m.
Last modified April 17, 2011, at 2:33 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is using his weekly radio address to go after Democrats who criticized him this week.  

LePage said Saturday that Democrats who complained that he hasn’t done enough to help the state’s economy in his first 100 days should join him instead of fighting him.  

He said his two-year budget would save $500 million, cut in half the state’s $4.3 billion unfunded liability and return $203 million to Maine families and small businesses through tax cuts.  

He says he has given the Legislature “the tool that will generate jobs — they just need to pass it.”  

On Wednesday, dozens of Democrats rallied outside LePage’s office in the State House Hall of Flags. Democrats gave him an “incomplete” grade for his first 100 days’ performance.