Maine’s Tea Party Governor Tells Attorney General: ‘Sue Me’
If you thought Chris Christie had an attitude, wait until you read about Maine’s brash governor, Paul LePage, who is daring the state AG to sue him:
In a letter to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state’s top law enforcement officer demanded he follow the law and release copies of a publicly funded study of the state’s welfare system.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills on Wednesday sent LePage a terse letter regarding the administration’s refusal to release copies of the document.
But, during a news conference Wednesday afternoon, when LePage was asked about Mills’ letter, he instructed the press to “tell her to sue me.”
The Attorney General’s Office declined to comment in response.
The $925,200 no-bid contract authorized by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services contains specific language that the administration must release any copies of the so-called Alexander report it has, under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act.