Legislators are already jockeying for leadership positions in closely divided chambers that will rest on the outcomes of key 2018 campaigns.
A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.
The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.
Lawmakers will have 20 votes to consider when they return to Augusta tomorrow and Democrats want to stick around longer.
Democratic gubernatorial candidates differ on how universal home care should be funded, but Republicans and Democrats are airing conventional tax plans more generally.
The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.