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Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1761, a bill that would have required that any proposed reorganization of any telecommunications utility with over $50 million in annual revenue to demonstrate that the deal would have a net benefit for the state of Maine. The governor's veto drew fire from the union that represents a majority of employees of FairPoint Communications, to get ahead of speculation that a sale of the company is being prepared. LePage had said he vetoed the bill because it only concerned FairPoint and that it would have made review of telecommunications utility transactions more subjective when coming to the state Public Utilities Commission.
Do you agree with LePage's veto of a bill that pertained to telecom mergers?
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