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Maine lawmakers drop effort to impeach combative governor

Reuters By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine (Reuters) - Maine lawmakers killed a motion on Thursday that would have marked the first step toward impeaching Republican Governor Paul LePage, whose blunt comments have often infuriated adversaries. Lawmakers seeking LePage's ouster contended he overstepped his authority when he threatened to withhold funds last year from a nonprofit that hired a politic…

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