August 19, 2019
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Head scratchers and truths we found in LePage’s State of the State

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta Tuesday.
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Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State address on Tuesday night was his longest speech to the Legislature in years, covering a broad range of topics that veered from his budget to selected quotations from New Deal Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Six Bangor Daily News staffers combed through a transcript of his speech, as delivered, to find areas where LePage bent the truth, where he presented unvarnished facts and where some important context was missing.

Click on passages highlighted in gray to reveal our notes.

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