The King Files
In the interest of consolidating interesting stories about Angus King I start this thread.
Here is the first from long-time media and political observer and commentator Al Diamon:
King came into office with budget surpluses set up by his predecessor Jock McKernan, but left office leaving billions in deficits.
Politics & Other Mistakes: Little King
"It’s easy to see why King was a popular governor. He served during the greatest peacetime economic boom in U.S. history....You can get away with that stuff when there’s plenty of money to spread around...until King’s final year, there was. He managed to spend hundreds of millions on all sorts of projects, boosting the state budget by nearly 90 percent...[King] would leave his successor with a budget hole..(it turned out to be $1 billion)."