Maine House GOP leader proposes overhaul of energy office

April 1, 2015 8:37 PM

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Gov. Paul LePage's administration and the top Republican in the Maine House unveiled a bill Wednesday to fix an error that caused regulators to slash funding for energy efficiency programs while bringing significant changes to state government, including the creation of an energy commissioner.

House GOP Leader Ken Fredette's proposal ties a fix to the funding shortfall that Democrats and environmental groups are seeking to policies that Republicans and LePage support, like giving the governor more control over Efficiency Maine Trust, an independent agency that provides programs that help ...

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