Paul LePage - Maine
Augusta is a dangerous place for anyone who gets in the way of Gov. LePage’s ALEC-written agenda.
The first-term governor packed his administration with lobbyists and used his office to promote their environmental-deregulation agenda, and allegedly went so far as to fire a state employee who testified in favor of policies the administration opposed.
Gov. LePage also attempted to gut his state’s open records act, and is under investigation by the federal government for trying to bully employees of the state Department of Labor into deciding more cases in favor of business.
- Elected in 2010; running for reelection in 2014
- Hired lobbyists who formulated an anti-regulation agenda and engaged in politically motivated firings of state employees; attempted to gut open an records law
- Under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Solicitor General for bullying employees