(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine lawmakers are dealing with a large stack of bills and nominees for the LePage administration. Rep. Cynthia Dill (D- Cape Elizabeth) and Joe Bruno, former House Republican Leader, talk about what's going on under the State House Dome "In The Arena" with Pat Callaghan.
Darryl Brown was confirmed this week as Commissioner of the Department of Envrionmental Protection, despite some concerns raised about the appearance of a conflict of interest. A legislative committee gave its approval to Mary Mayhew to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Are they the right choices? Also, some important positions remain unfilled, such as Commissioner of the Department of Education. Is this a problem for the governor? Are corporate interests going to set the agenda for Maine as Gov. LePage works to cut red tape and roll back environmental regulations? We discuss these and other issues facing lawmakers this session.
**Correction: A spokesman for Acadia Hospital in Bangor points out that Acadia is a nonprofit hospital.
**Correction: Rep. Dill says when she referred to President Reagan implementing a tax "cut," she actually meant to say "increase."
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