- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage says Maine’s House Speaker is free to have any summit he wants after the governor received from the lawmaker a letter critical of his response to the growing heroin problem.

A spokeswoman for Mark Eves tells the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1JyXZy9 ) he and Sen. Justin Alfond sent LePage the letter.

Maine’s top law enforcement and emergency medical officials announced Wednesday that a special state police unit and three working groups will be created to address the state’s drug epidemic.

LePage responded to Eves’ letter by sending a short handwritten response underneath a photocopy of sign that reads, “After all is said and done, More is said than done!”

The note says Eves can have any summit he wants and enough money is being spent on treatment.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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