AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to work with some big issues looming.

First up is a bill to fund an additional 10 drug agents, a request of Maine Gov. Paul LePage to deal with the state’s heroin epidemic. But the Republican governor is threatening to veto the proposal over additional elements including funding for treatment and a detox center.

Also looming as lawmakers get to work Wednesday is the question of impeachment. Some lawmakers want to punish the governor for alleged abuse of power for working behind the scenes to get Good Will-Hinckley to rescind a job offer to House Speaker Mark Eves. The governor has a defiant message for lawmakers who might try to impeach him. He told WVOM-AM “bring it on.”


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