Although Gov. Paul LePage did not deliver a State of the State speech this year, his terse letter — released yesterday, in lieu of the speech — was thought provoking.

So, in what’s become an annual tradition, we annotated it.

We’ve taken the governor’s letter and added context, analysis and fact checking. Unlike last year, however, we couldn’t note where the governor veered off script. (Hard to do in a letter.)

Click on any group of highlighted words below to gain some additional insight into what the governor wrote.