A Maine teenager is a witness for Democrats in high court confirmation hearings and gubernatorial debates will begin next week as campaigns kick into high gear after Labor Day.
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.
That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.
The Republican senator has shown no sign of opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court despite intense opposition from liberals.
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 LePage administration is making a disputed claim that Question 1 would hit married couples twice with a new tax. It’ll be settled by the attorney general, but it’s a key issue in the debate for now.
The BDN’s senior political reporter died on Wednesday at age 42. His longtime friend and editor remembers him today.
Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s second attempt to set up a regulatory system for recreational marijuana will likely get a vote in the Legislature today, but it’s looking as if it could have some of the same problems that the first one had. Legislators may have done all that they could to get a […]