Jeff Pierce Flips, Votes to Uphold LePage’s Veto of Land for Maine’s Future
Courtesy of George’s Outdoor News Blog from the Bangor Daily News, here’s a great summary of what Maine Republicans think about the environment when it came time reject or support Governor LePage’s veto of the Land for Maine’s Future bond issue. Note that Jeff Pierce (R-Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond and Woolwich) initially voted for for the measure, but then caved and voted to uphold LePage’s veto of LD 1378.
“Sadly, 52 Republicans chose LePage over the Land for Maine’s Future, supporting the Governor’s broken promise rather than the LMF bonds. While 91 Representatives voted to over-ride the veto, those 52 no votes left us about a half dozen votes short of the necessary 2/3, killing the bill and the program. Many LMF supporters, legislators, lobbyists, and private citizens were shocked and dismayed.”
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