BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Horror writer Stephen King is proving to be as tenacious as some of his more sinister characters in seeking an apology from Maine Gov. Paul LePage.
LePage used his radio address last week to make his case for eliminating Maine’s income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including King.READ MORE: 'Frightening Anti-Semitism': Jewish Community Focused On Security After Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation
King quickly called out LePage, saying he winters in Florida but his permanent residence is in Bangor, Maine, where he says he pays a boatload of taxes.READ MORE: Stoneham Police Officer Needs 30 Stitches To Face And Head After Being Attacked By Dog
LePage has yet to yield to King’s demands for an apology, and the author tweeted Sunday morning that “some guys are a lot better at dishing it out than taking it back.”
A revised version of LePage’s address released Thursday no longer mentions King.MORE NEWS: Eversource Prepares For 'Kitchen Sink' Storm Expected To Bring Snow, Rain And Wind To New England
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