Maine Governor Paul LePage took to the airwaves February 4, 2014, to deliver his third State of the State address, in which he highlighted his top goals, including cuts to welfare spending, business growth and renewed efforts on the war on drugs. Within the 50-minute speech from the floor of the State House Gov. LePage referenced his experiences with Bowdoin government students last year.
In November, LePage had visited professor Chris Potholm’s Maine Politics class, and subsequently invited those students to share lunch and ideas at the governor’s mansion in December. Recalling his visit with the students, one of whom taking in the speech from the State House gallery, LePage said, “These are exactly the young people we need to stay in Maine.” Read more about the State of the State address in the Portland Press Herald.