The Coastal Packet: LePage has vetoed more bills than any Maine governor since the fall of the Ottoman Empire

Tuesday, July 17

LePage has vetoed more bills than any Maine governor since the fall of the Ottoman Empire

Bangor Daily News - The Maine Legislature has never dealt with a larger mountain of vetoes than during Gov. Paul LePage’s 7.5-year tenure.

The Republican governor has vetoed more bills approved by the Legislature than the combined total by all governors since Carl Elias Milliken, who took office in 1917. The Ottoman Empire fell five years later.

With a veto pen in hand, LePage is a slugger of historic proportions. Here’s a sampling of ways you can slice that fact, comparing LePage to Milliken and on:

— LePage has issued 1.4 vetoes for every one by another governor.

— LePage has issued more than 5 times the vetoes of his next-busiest vetoers, Govs. Jim Longley and John “Jock” McKernan.

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