Down East 2013 ©
The mural that has been a flashpoint between Gov. LePage and Maine unions and artists was removed from the labor department building this weekend.
LePage decided to remove the mural after receiving a handful of complaints from citizens and business owners who viewed it as too pro-union for a department that is responsible for working with both employers and employees. The painting’s defenders, meanwhile, describe it as a piece of art that depicts important events in Maine’s labor history.
Read more at the Bangor Daily News. 
The controversy has attracted national attention, including an editorial in Sunday's New York Times .