The Budget, Education and Effects of Red Tape on New Edition of "Inside the Blaine House"

April 4, 2011

Augusta, Maine – The second episode of the new information-based show highlighting Governor Paul LePage’s initiatives, policy and overall transparency within state government is available. Inside the Blaine House can be viewed on

Governor LePage has promised Maine people a more open government and on episode two of Inside the Blaine House, which is produced by Maine Video on Demand (MaineVOD), the Governor highlights the budget and let's us know what his top policy areas will focus on during this session. A new segment on the show gives Mainers the opportunity to ask the Governor questions. Mike Wing of West Gardiner asks, “I’m retiring from education after 40 years in June. Would he like to know my opinion of his cuts on my retirement? I’d like him to call me up and ask me what the problem is, it’s really going to kill us.” Find out how the Governor responds to this question and others as Inside the Blaine House continues to be a way for Mainers to connect with Governor LePage.

In addition, Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen puts the spotlight on schooling as he talks about what can be done to improve the educational system. How do charter schools fit into the equation? Commissioner Bowen will explain.

Inside the Blaine House continues to collaborate with Maine Businesses and bring viewers what’s affecting job creators in our State. In this episode, a successful Central Maine business owner outlines what it’s like being tied up in red tape and how much it has cost him to get through it.

Inside the Blaine House production is funded through advertising sponsorship and is no way paid for by taxpayer dollars. The second episode of Inside the Blaine House will be available on Sunday, April 3, at 5:00pm and will be online for viewing at any time thereafter. The debut show with a transcript is also available now. Inside the Blaine House will also air on Time Warner Cable’s TWC TV (Channel 9) at 9:30pm Monday and rerun several times throughout the week, with a new episode airing every two weeks.