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Maine governor says 47 percent of state’s residents choose not to work

Maine’s tea party-backed governor suggested during a conservative gathering last week that nearly half the state’s residents who could work do not. Gov. Paul LePage said he had two points to make last week when he was told the gathering in Falmouth, Maine, was about to end. His first point…

In ‘message’ to big business, Maine governor LePage orders labor mural removed

Exclusive update: Artist ‘disappointed’ by decision The Republican governor of Maine has a wild idea: displace history to make the state appear more friendly to wealth. That’s precisely what Gov. Paul LePage has ordered. In the state’s Department of Labor building, a 36-foot mural depicting the history of labor movements…