LePage Clarifies Remark about Upcoming 900 Job Losses
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is clarifying his recent remark about a company in southern Maine being on the verge of shedding 900 jobs.
LePage said in an interview Tuesday that it's actually two companies that'll account for the cuts and that the cuts will come in the "next couple of months."
The governor created a stir when he told an audience at a town-hall-style meeting in Orono that 900 jobs would be cut "down south in northern Massachusetts." He said he was sworn to secrecy about the company's identity, creating alarm and speculation.
LePage blamed Democratic lawmakers for creating an inhospitable environment for business including high taxes. He said, "As long as you have spenders in Augusta, you're going to have spending." (AP)