"LePage Motives on BPA Policy, Mills Firing Questioned"

"AUGUSTA — As Gov. Paul LePage continued to weather national fallout for recently saying women could develop 'little beards' if exposed to bisphenol-A, or BPA, questions continue to mount about the motives behind the governor's proposal to reverse a ban on the substance.

Questions also hover over the administration's Wednesday dismissal of Dr. Dora Anne Mills, the medical director of MaineCare and formerly the head of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year, as head of the CDC, Mills testified that BPA should become a priority chemical banned under the state's Kid-Safe Products Act.

Dan Demeritt, a spokesman for the governor, said Thursday that Mills' dismissal 'was not linked in any way' to Mills' public support of the BPA ban."

Steve Mistler reports for the Lewiston Sun Journal February 25, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Governor's BPA statements 'Outrageous'" (Lewiston Sun Journal)

"LePage's Secret Puppeteers" (Boston Phoenix)

"Friendly To Which Businesses?" (Brunswick Times Record)

"Donation Requests Rile State Workers" (Portland Press Herald)

"LePage Wants Waiver To Allow Cuts In Medicaid" (WLBZ-2)

"LePage Proposes to Split Maine's Department of Health and Human Services" (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)

Source: Lewiston Sun Journal, 02/25/2011