People Before Politics reboots to advance Gov. LePage policies

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit advocacy group linked to Republican former Gov. Paul LePage has geared up in recent months to protect fiscally conservative policies he favored.

Maine People Before Politics, born of LePage’s 2010 inaugural committee, has hired two former officials from his administration. It is rallying opposition to a proposed carbon tax, criticizing Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ proposed budget and has reactivated its online presence, the Bangor Daily News reported.

LePage’s push to influence state politics even as he lives in Florida is an unusual move for a former governor. But his spokespeople say…

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