- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage is keeping his promise and vetoing all bills sponsored by Democratic lawmakers because they’re blocking his effort to eliminate the income tax.

LePage vetoed 10 Democratic bills on Monday. In each of the veto letters, he said that he’s rejecting the bills because Democrats have “stifled the voice of Maine citizens” by not allowing them to decide whether they want to get rid of the income tax.

LePage wants to pass a constitutional amendment, which would require voter approval, to abolish the income tax by 2020. The Democratic-led House rejected the bill by an 82-64 vote on Monday.

LePage did not discuss the merits of the bills in his veto letters. He also vetoed two bills sponsored by Republicans Monday.

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