February 21, 2020
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The policies and controversies that defined LePage’s eight years in office

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Gov. Paul LePage speaks in Bangor in July 2017.

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series examining Gov. Paul LePage’s legacy as his tenure comes to a close, including his impact on the economypolitics and more. You can read the rest of the series here.

As we enter the final weeks of Gov. Paul LePage‘s tenure in the Blaine House, it’s undeniable that the brash Republican has left a mark on the state of Maine. In the last eight years, LePage has celebrated policy victories, battled with the press, been at the helm of the first state government shutdown since 1991 and gotten flak for off-the-cuff remarks.

We’ve compiled an interactive timeline with all of these moments and more, complete with photos and videos from the past eight years. Scroll through the timeline below and take a look back at the moments that defined LePage’s governorship.

Want to read more analyses of LePage’s time in office? Read all of our coverage here.

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