Project to conserve Maine State House backdrop in limbo

AUGUSTA — A project that would preserve the wooded backdrop to the Maine State House has a problem in the Maine State House.

Howard Hill is caught in a political battle: Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the governor doesn’t want to sell $11.4 million in voter-approved bonds as he tries to gain support for a plan that would increase the amount of timber harvested on state land to pay for energy efficiency programs.

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