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Gov. Paul LePage's administration has remained mum on last week's sudden firing of Maine Technology Institute President Robert Martin, only saying that it was a personnel matter. Martin, who was replaced by a top state business development official this week, said in a statement that he "sought to challenge the status quo, remain apolitical and fiercely defended the independent status of the organization and the rules for its investments." Martin's predecessor, Betsy Biemann, abruptly resigned in 2012, providing no official explanation for her departure. However, she had been an outspoken critic of LePage's decision to veto a $20 million research and development bond.
Should the state reveal more details regarding the sudden firing of Robert Martin?
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