Troy R. Bennett | BDN
By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff
February 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Updated: February 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Gov. Paul LePage is known for going off-script in his speeches, but not usually to tone down his rhetoric.

That was the case Tuesday evening, as the governor edited out more detailed attacks on “liberals,” taking out a whole passage attacking “liberals who continue to use our broken referendum process as a means of implementing their social engineering agenda.”

LePage instead left his critique to “big, out-of-state money” fueling referendums to change Maine law.

That’s just one of the changes that we tracked in our transcript below, that shows where LePage added, where he took away and where he stayed on script.

The governor made numerous notable changes on the fly, some reflecting more than others what was on his mind as he delivered his final and longest State of the State address.

If you see errors in the transcript, please leave a note in this document, so we can correct it.

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