Photo courtesy Paul LePage, Maine’s Governor Facebook page.
AUGUSTA – Appearing on WVOM’s George Hale/Ric Tyler radio show on Tuesday, Governor LePage reiterated his plan to run against Governor-elect Janet Mills if she “does what I think she’s going to do” and returns the state to the Baldacci era in regard to the state’s finances, he is going to come back and run against her.
The wide-ranging interview also covered the ongoing Medicaid expansion saga, where LePage said if the incoming administration wants to expand Medicaid they should adjust the hospital tax so the federal government will reimburse more of the expenses through FMAP. But, LePage says, he is sure that incoming lawmakers and Janet Mills do not want to take that route.
LePage also took issue with Judge Michaela Murphy’s decision to push back the court imposed deadline on Medicaid expansion until February 1st, saying she was pushing the deadline back instead of allowing his administration to continue to a higher court.