AUGUSTA – Governor Lepage is determined to build a new psychiatric center whether he has help from legislators or not.
He said Tuesday during a radio interview he continues to look for a location for the center outside of Augusta even though it was announced last week the governor and lawmakers were working toward reaching a compromise.
The new center would house people who committed crimes, but were later found insane or weren’t psychologically fit to stand trial.
Democratic lawmakers shot down a plan to build it at the Riverview Psychiatric facility in Augusta, saying the plan wasn’t properly vetted by the legislature.
LePage stated democrats are just playing politics and said on WVOM Radio he’ll continue to look at sites in Freeport and Bangor while lawmakers consider their own path.
His message to the legislature, “You go down your path and I’ll go down my path and whoever gets to the finish line wins.”