Click here to listen to Monday’s WGAN interview with Mike Violette and Ken Altschuler about the LePage administration’s decision to hire the Alexander Group to audit the state’s Medicaid and public assistance programs. Interesting take by Violette, a vowed supporter of Gov. Paul LePage, who said it appeared that the nearly $1 million contract for the Alexander Group is more political than one that will lead to the implementation of reforms at the Department of Health and Human Services.

We also discussed the story about the agreement between the LePage administration and J.D. Irving Ltd. that allows the state’s largest landowner to exempt its 1.25 million acres of forest lands from some clearcutting rules in the Forest Practices Act.