(UPDATED) Breaking: LePage Signs Memo Committing to Issuing Skowhegan Bond Funds

Posted on August 10, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Bangor Daily News reporting this evening that Governor LePage has signed a memorandum to Treasurer Poliquin committing to issue bond funds of $375,300 to Skowhegan on or before June 20, 2015.

From the article:

State Sen. Rodney Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, and Donald Skillings, chairman of Skowhegan’s planning board, worked with the governor to secure the memo, which is similar to the one issued to Livermore Falls and Norway, according to a release by the Maine State Republicans.

“We both felt it was necessary to reach out to the governor on his terms,” said Whittemore in a statement. “The governor is looking out for state finances and that should be important to all Mainers, but the governor also recognizes the importance of getting some of these local projects off the ground. Donald and I were not interested in political gamesmanship with the governor, that is why we quietly sought a meeting, and I think the results speak for themselves.”

Caption: “Donald Skillings (left) of Skowhegan shadowed Senator Rodney Whittemore (R-Skowhegan) as he performed his duties in the Maine State Senate on Jaunary 10th. Skillings, owner and operator of Donald Skillings Insurance Agency, Inc. in Skowhegan, is pictured here with Whittemore in the well of the Senate.” (January 2012)

That Donald Skillings is Rep. Jeff McCabe’s opponent in November for HD 85 needs to be noted.

A reminder: Rep. McCabe has long been working hard for a month to try to find out how to secure the same treatment Livermore Falls received- and yet the Governor’s office bypassed him altogether.

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