Stephen King

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

Republican leaders in Maine are trying to figure out a fitting punishment for racially charged comments and a threatening voicemail made by Gov. Paul LePage, who has repeatedly avoided punishment for impolitic remarks. Meanwhile, a top state Democrat repeated a call for the Republican governor to resign.

Republican Senate and House leaders are arranging a closed-door meeting with LePage before deciding the next step as November state legislative elections loom. House Republicans also planned to discuss the matter Tuesday.

Senate President Michael Thibodeau, for one, said he hoped LePage would take "corrective action" himself without a formal legislative...