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BDN Interviews Brewer about LePage Declaring Civil Emergency

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Mark Brewer, an associate professor of political science at the University of Maine, for the analysis piece titled “Experts: LePage justified in declaring civil emergency.” Brewer said the governor’s declaration during the federal government shutdown is understandable and gives him the power to deal with the shutdown. He also said LePage is a controversial figure, and anytime he does anything, supporters and opponents are going to wonder if he has ulterior motives.


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