Mar 22, 2015 2:55 PM

Stephen King not backing down on demand for LePage apology

The Associated Press

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.

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.

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.

LePage's office has not responded to requests for comment.


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