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Michael Cianchette

About Michael Cianchette

Michael Cianchette was the chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage from 2012-2013 and deputy counsel from 2011-2012. A Navy reservist, he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as a trainer and adviser to the Afghan National Police. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maine program and holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College along with a JD and an MBA from Suffolk University. He works as in-house counsel and financial manager for a number of affiliated companies in southern Maine.

Tax the yachts? Or is Maine sunk?

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Mike: Things are getting down to brass tacks in Augusta. Or, in this case, less tax. Have legislative Republicans found fertile new ground away from the governor and the Democrats? Cynthia: Republican lawmakers are out there, all right. Their “new” plan raises taxes on low- and middle-income Mainers to pay kindergarten teachers and police officers, […]

Deflated footballs and a deflated Obama legacy?

Cynthia: It’s like deja vu all over again this week. President Obama is playing the Bill Clinton “triangulation” card with Republicans over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the New England Patriots got caught cheating again. The only fresh air out of Washington seems to be freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallying Democrats to drive a […]