“We have good news, but quite frankly, it’s not good enough,” LePage said. “We need those judges, we need those DAs and we need those agents on the street. I’m not so concerned right now with those that are addicted.”Yeah, forget the addicts. What do they have to do with the prevalence of drug use?
LePage has a sad, though, because the state House approved a version that cut the law enforcement funding and added money for treatment programs, and that bill didn't make it through the state Senate before its session ended. Not that LePage would have accepted the House version had the Senate passed it—he said he'd veto anything that wasn't exactly what he wanted.
Meanwhile, LePage's concern about drugs is so deep that he skipped a "drug summit" with the governors of all five other New England states. Maybe he expected they'd spend too much time talking about the addicts he's "not so concerned right now with."