AUGUSTA – Governor LePage announced on the radio this morning he has vetoed a couple of high profile bills.
One called for raising the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years old. It was meant to prevent young people from picking up the habit, but the governor believes an 18 year old is mature enough to make the decision for themselves.
He also vetoed a bill that would ban the use of handheld devices while behind the wheel. LePage said Maine already has laws dealing with distracted driving and he thinks technology should be improved to solve the problem.