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Maine governor calls state workers 'corrupt'Maine's blunt-speaking governor stirs up ruckus by calling state workers 'corrupt'
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) ' Maine's blunt-speaking governor is again creating a ruckus with his off-hand remarks ' this time by calling state government middle managers "corrupt."
At a public town hall-style meeting in Newport on Thursday night, Gov. Paul LePage told the crowd that state government is too big and too costly, and that the state's workforce is part of the problem.
LePage went on to say that "middle management of the state is about as corrupt as can be."
Maine State Employees Association President Ginette Rivard called LePage's comments "baseless and insulting" to all public workers.
Since taking office last year, LePage has rankled various constituencies with remarks about labor unions, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the president.
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