Governor Signs St. Patrick’s Day Bill with a Smile

March 15, 2013

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 15
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage signed today emergency legislation to allow bars to start serving alcoholic drinks at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, which is Sunday. A photo released on the Governor’s twitter page Friday morning showed him in a festive mood signing the legislation.

Governor LePage met with the bill sponsor, Rep. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco, on Wednesday to discuss the LD 216, “An Act to Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day is on a Sunday.”

“With this done, now is the time for the Legislature to move forward in paying our bills to the hospitals. The sooner the Legislature passes this bill, the sooner we can put Mainers back to work.”

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