Republican Governor Paul LePage will speak to the Maine Aggregate Association this evening - that's the
group representing Maine's
gravel and rock industries. But the public won't
be allowed to hear his comments.
Despite LePage's pushing of an East-West highway, and his
recent relaxation of mining regulations, an official announcement was issued
Monday from the governor's office specifying that the speech will be off-limits
to media coverage.
Which leads us to wonder what he's going to say to the
representatives of corporate interests who must be among his biggest fans. Here's the official announcement:
Maine Aggregate Association's Annual
Membership Meeting & Banquet
40 Westland Avenue, Portland
Aggregate Association is a state-wide member based group of businesses and
individuals involved with the gravel and rock industries. MAA operates to
ensure the regulatory requirements remain practical for the industry while
protecting the environment. Governor LePage will deliver the keynote address.