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Aaron Chadbourne Attends National Security Seminar at US Army War College

Aaron Chadbourne, Policy Advisor to Governor Paul LePage, of Augusta, Maine, participated in the U.S. Army War College 62nd Annual National Security Seminar (NSS) in Carlisle, PA, June 6-9, 2016. Aaron Chadbourne was one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside the students of the… Read more →

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Connecting our Maine Veterans with the Services they Deserve  

Governor LePage recently announced a thrilling new initiative to benefit the brave men and women of Maine who have given their lives in service to the country. A new easy-to-navigate website will connect veterans to governmental programs. As we head into the Memorial Weekend, let’s honor our veterans. Visit www.maine.gov/veterans today! Read the transcript of the announcement below and tune in on Soundcloud. Hello, this… Read more →

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Togus Ceremony

When David Smith first came home from service in Vietnam, he built a wall around him. He didn’t talk to people about his experience because he didn’t expect to be thanked. Now, years later, the Togus hospital of VA Maine Health Care Systems joined 300 others across the country to formally honor the efforts of Vietnam vets. Leaders of VA Maine… Read more →

Education Committee Advances 3 LePage Nominees for Maine Community College Board

Today, the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Maine Legislature voted 8-0 to approve three of Governor LePage’s appointees to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. The nominations will now move to the Maine Senate for a confirmation vote as early as next week. The candidates represent a diverse set of skills, life experiences, and geographic representation… Read more →

Ted Cruz wins 2016 Maine Republican Caucus, Sanders bests Clinton among Democrats

The national political spotlight turned to Maine on Saturday as the Maine Republican Party (GOP) caucuses across the state decided how the state’s 23 Republican National Convention delegates will be allocated. Caucus locations across Maine saw record turnout, with over 18,600 Maine republicans showing up to caucus, more than three times the number of Maine GOP caucus-goers in 2012. Ted Cruz, who visited Maine… Read more →

Aaron Chadbourne with Muhtar Kent (CEO of the Coca-Cola Company) and Christie Grymes, a Coca-Cola Scholar

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Education is a key to social mobility in the United States. Through hard-work and dedication, you can become anything you want in this country. In the U.S., and around the world, the cost of higher education has been rising at alarming rates. As a result, financial obstacles often get in the way of educational opportunities that could otherwise enable students to pursue… Read more →

Trade Mission to Japan

On December 14th, 2015, Aaron Chadbourne represented Governor LePage at an event to present a commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan to the Friends of Amori. Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling spoke at the event, as did the Consul General of Japan, Tsutomu Himeno, who met with Governor LePage earlier in the day to review the proclamations. Last fall, Governor… Read more →

Maine’s Veterans’ Pension Income Tax Exemption – FAQ

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice, and Governor Paul R. LePage wants to make Maine an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees. Earlier this year, the governor proposed a comprehensive two-year budget that contained an important provision that fully eliminated the income tax on military pensions. Below are some… Read more →

Honoring Our Veterans: A Brief Summary of 2016 Maine Tax Changes

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice. As a result, Governor Paul R. LePage strives to turn Maine into an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees. Earlier this year, the governor proposed a comprehensive two-year budget that contained a number of significant tax reform proposals. While many of the governor’s… Read more →