Maine Governor to censor labor mural

Panel 1-3 of the mural

Panel 1-3 of the mural

Earlier this week, Maine Governor Paul LePage ordered that a mural in the Department of Labor depicting scenes from Maine’s labor be removed. Why?

Because the mural “sends a message that we’re one-sided, and I don’t want to send that message.”

Of course – why else would the Department of Labor have a mural of labor history, if not to show bias? Artist Judy Taylor suggests, perhaps, history. “It’s episodes pulled from history,” she said, “It’s based on historical fact. I’m not sure how you can say history is one sided.”

LePage’s Press Secretary, Adrienne Bennett, said that they were looking for places to move the mural.

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