Maine's 126th Legislature Officially Sworn In

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A peaceful transition to power.  That's what happened Wednesday morning. Governor LePage swearing in the new 126th Legislature.
 
Mark Eves of North Berwick now holding the speaker's gavel, laying out his vision for the new year.
 
Over on the senate side, fellow Democrat Justin Alfond of Portland now officially Senate President. With the tables turned, and Republicans no longer in the driver seat,
the common message from Democrats: preserving bipartisanship.
 
But the pageantry was not without some tense moments, speaking in both chambers,
Governor LePage renewed his complaints about a Democratic Party Tracker, still following him around the state, and he didn't mince words, saying it is Vulgar and Vile.
 
Meanwhile, despite the new minority role, morale is high within the Republican Caucus, willing to be part of the solution when it comes to addressing pressing issues, like closing budget gaps.
 
 
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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

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