Maine Gov. Paul LePage is attacking "socialists, career politicians and their allies in the media" in his State of the State address.
The Republican governor on Monday followed through on his decision to forego the "pomp and circumstance" of a formal address to a joint session of the Legislature in favor of delivering written remarks to state lawmakers.
He criticized legislators who "play political games" and "socialist" politicians who sought to impeach him. He said he'd like to work with lawmakers to accomplish great things if they can cut out the "gamesmanship."
"I've done five live State of the States, and they've fallen on deaf ears," he said. "There's no reason to believe anything else would be different this year. Matter of fact, I don't expect them to read it."
In the nine-page address, he focused on further welfare reforms, additional income tax cuts, lowering energy costs, reducing student debt and fighting the drug crisis.