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Stephen King says he still lives in Maine, takes aim at governor's inaccurate claim

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2012, file photo, novelist Stephen King speaks to creative writing students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell, Mass. King says he still lives in Maine, and he insists that Gov. Paul LePage's claim that he has moved from the state is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 19, 2015 - 11:04 AM

AUGUSTA, Maine - Stephen King isn't pleased with Gov. Paul LePage's inaccurate claim that the horror writer has moved from Maine.

LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including former Gov. Ken Curtis, who first introduced the tax. LePage said King has moved away as well.

King told WZON-AM in a statement that LePage is "full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green." King owns a home in Florida but is a Maine resident. He says he and his wife "pay every cent" of their Maine income taxes and "are glad to do it."

A revised version of LePage's address released Thursday no longer mentions King.

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