Stephen King hasn’t gotten the apology he wants from Gov. Paul LePage.

The Bangor author posted an update on his spat with the LePage on his Twitter account at 6:44 a.m. Sunday:

“No apology from Governor LePage. Some guys are a lot better at dishing it out than taking it back,” King wrote.

The dispute between the governor and the Master of Horror erupted Wednesday after LePage claimed in a radio address about his controversial tax overhaul proposal that King didn’t pay income taxes in Maine and had moved to Florida.

King followed up in an e-mail to the Portland Press Herald Friday revealing that he and his wife had paid $1.4 million in state taxes in 2013, about the same in 2014 and annually donate $3 million to $5 million to Maine causes.

King called for LePage to “man up” and apologize.

The spat quickly grabbed national media attention. King has 669,000 followers on Twitter.

On Sunday, King, a longtime antagonist of the governor, was still waiting.

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