AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage issued two more vetoes today, rejecting a bill that called for more budget information from the Department of Education and a bill that called for a review of wood smoke laws.

In his message to lawmakers, LePage wrote that LD 566, “An Act to Encourage Transparency in the Department of Education’ called for “stringent reporting requirements” that “step over the line of legislating and oversight and into the management functions of the executive, violating the principle of separation of powers enshrined in Article III of the Maine Constitution.”

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, called for the “department to submit a report, including findings and recommendations on the costs and benefits of providing performance-related data to the Legislature as part of the department’s budget request, no later than January 13, 2012.”

LePage also vetoed LD 547: “Resolve, Directing the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to Conduct a Review of Wood Smoke Laws.” In addition to citing his concern about money that would be spent on such a review, LePage writes that he worries this will have a “chilling effect” on Maine citizens.

“For hundreds of years, people have utilized the wood found in Maine’s great forests as an all-natural, renewable heating substance,” he wrote. “Passage of this resolve would signal that our proud history may be waning. That is something I cannot condone.”

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, was amended to call for a study of “current laws relating to the control of wood smoke and enforcement procedures to determine if they are sufficient to protect the public.” It requires a stakeholder group to report back to the Legislature next January.

These two vetoes are LePage’s 11th and 12th so far this session. The Legislature has upheld his first four vetoes, and has yet to consider the rest.