U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ vote may have given Democrats something they can use to rally against her, but the slate of potential opponents likely won’t be clear until after November.
Legislators are already jockeying for leadership positions in closely divided chambers that will rest on the outcomes of key 2018 campaigns.
While Gov. Paul LePage is asking the federal government to reject the state’s court-ordered expansion plan, Maine is officially asking to follow federal law.
Lawmakers will have to deal with a call to investigate the House speaker and key areas of state policy when they return to Augusta on Thursday.
Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.
Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
We may learn today if Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will release roughly $1 million in taxpayer funding for campaigns or appeal a judge’s order. Uncertainty remains for candidates.
Good morning. We’re here to tell you on Monday that the Legislature didn’t return by Friday — the end of the week that they were once expected back — to finish outstanding work. It also doesn’t sound like the negotiations are going well. The key players at this point may be House Minority Leader Ken […]