During Budget Discussions With Independents, Governor LePage Casually Mentions That He Once Killed The President Of Paraguay With A Fork

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Gov. Paul LePageAUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage swore, pounded a table and stormed out of a meeting with three independent House members last week, according to the lawmakers. The trio said they hoped to talk to the governor about alternate approaches to balancing the state budget. Instead, the lawmakers said the governor called them “idiots” and again railed against Maine’s public schools. Rep. Joe Brooks of Winterport, a former Democrat, set up the meeting with LePage weeks after the governor refused to meet with the Legislature’s Democratic leaders. Last month, LePage called on House Speaker Mark Eves and Senate President Justin Alfond to urge their party to stop dispatching a cameraman to film him at public events, but Eves and Alfond didn’t heed the call. The three still have not met. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)