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LePage vows to veto Democrats' bills until tax plan is OKed
May 29, 2015 19:02 GMT

By ALANNA DURKIN Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he will veto every bill sponsored by a Democrat until the Legislature agrees to let the Maine residents have a say on whether they want to get rid of the income tax.

The governor's remark came Friday during a wide-ranging news conference in which he blasted Democrats for delaying their vote on his nomination for the Public Utilities Commission, among other things.

LePage says he will use his veto pen as "leverage" as he seeks support his proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the income tax. The Taxation Committee rejected his proposal along party lines earlier this month. It hasn't yet received a vote in the House and Senate.

Democratic House Leader Jeff McCabe said the governor has come "unglued."

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