Outside spending is rising in Maine races and while the legislative map is still hard to gauge, battleground districts are lighting up.
Parties have until July 23 to find replacements for 31 legislative dropouts in campaigns that could change the delicate balance of power in Augusta.
A roundup of legislative action — and inaction — from Tuesday.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.
Two new Republican candidates bode well for their party’s chances to retain two seats, but their battle to retain the Maine Senate in 2018 will still be difficult.
Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Legislature on Monday released the list of all 1,824 bills proposed by lawmakers in 2017. The New Year ritual sends many State House observers into their bunkers to parse it all. Here are the items of consequence — and non-consequence — that we found: The biggest issue: Maine’s opiate crisis, which drove a […]
The Maine Legislature looked poised on Thursday to pass measures allowing over-the-counter access to an overdose antidote and increasing penalties for drug traffickers, but another bill increasing possession penalties is in limbo. All face further votes and they were part of a 2016 legislative agenda around Maine’s opiate crisis. Last year, Maine set a record for overdose deaths with […]