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.