LePage Vows to Make Maine “Business-Friendly” 

Republican Gov.-elect Paul LePage is reiterating his vow to make Maine a business-friendly state. LePage told business leaders Friday that Maine voters spoke loud and clear in Tuesday’s election that they want Maine “to get out of the cellar in business climate.” Speaking to 400 people at a Portland Community Chamber’s breakfast meeting in Portland, LePage said Forbes magazine’s list last month that rated Maine as that nation’s worst state to do business struck home with voters. He pledged to remove obstacles so the “risk takers, the entrepreneurs and the job-creators” can create jobs and know the government is “on their side, not the adversary.” LePage also said he’ll recommend that the Legislature approve businessman Bruce Poliquin as the state’s new treasurer. (AP)