Outside spending is rising in Maine races and while the legislative map is still hard to gauge, battleground districts are lighting up.
Good morning from Augusta, which was far from the center of Maine’s political universe on Thursday. The day’s major political drama unfolded during almost nine hours of testimony before a U.S. Senate panel by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were […]
Legislators are already jockeying for leadership positions in closely divided chambers that will rest on the outcomes of key 2018 campaigns.
It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage will see it as a victory, but he got lawmakers to pass a bill that looked dead as lawmakers reflected on a session marked by division.
A Democratic super PAC has dumped nearly $500,000 into the governor’s race, the party’s nominee has replaced her campaign manager and an independent is hitting the road in an RV.
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.
Maine and the nation are seeing a record number of women running for office and there are as many reasons as there are candidates.
The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
The Legislature’s watchdog committee may take on two new investigations on Friday, adding to their ambitious probe of Maine’s child welfare system.
The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee will consider whether to direct its watchdog agency, the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, to launch an investigation into the events leading up to a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl’s alleged murder by her mother and stepfather.