LePage Removed Mural Sight Unseen
Gov. Paul LePage had not seen the the mural he ordered removed from Maine's Department of Labor headquarters in March, according to a document filed in federal court Thursday.
LePage made national news when he had the multipanel mural depicting Maine's labor history removed, saying it was "one-sided" against business. His decision was prompted by an anonymous written complaint that the mural was "nothing but propaganda to further the agenda of the union movement."
The decision prompted a federal lawsuit by five Mainers who say the governor violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech.
Read more at the Portland Press Herald.