Governor LePage Extends Meeting Invite to Pingree and Michaud on Maine National Guard
May 23, 2014
For Immediate Release: Friday, May 23, 2014
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has extended an invitation to meet with Representatives Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud with regard to a request for a briefing on the Maine Army National Guard.
Governor LePage, in a letter, agreed to meet about the various proposals and ramifications of cuts, growth, and/or force restructuring in Maine. “As Commander-in-Chief of the Maine National Guard, I would be pleased to meet with you on this matter. Appropriate National Guard leadership will be present to address any technical questions,” the letter states.
The federal government has ordered the State of Maine to examine possible cuts to the Maine National Guard. Earlier this week, Brigadier General James Campbell received a letter from Rep. Pingree and Rep. Michaud requesting information about the Maine National Guard as a result of that federal mandate.
The letters are attached below.