Governor LePage Vetoes Almost 50 Bills

BANGOR - Lawmakers will be back in Augusta tomorrow, working through roughly 50 vetoes.

Governor Paul LePage hasn't been shy when it comes to vetoes, as he's rejected a record breaking 179 bills during his first term.

 

Republicans say they aren't surprised, blaming democrats for passing bills they know the governor won't sign off on.

 

"In some ways Democrats put these bills to make Republicans look bad, to make the governor look bad but at the end of the day my guess is 75 or 80 percent of these bills that the governor vetoed will sustain," says Rep. Ken Fredette, the House Republican Leader. 

 

Fredette adds he expects republicans to remain united.

 

Bills vetoed by the governor include the next fiscal budget, medicaid expansion, and concealed weapon reform.

Jaclyn Cangro

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Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.

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