Tag Archives: Matthew Pouliot

Friday updates from the Maine campaign trail

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.

More Republicans jump into races to retain the Maine Senate

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.

LePage’s push for a statewide teacher contract fails its first test

After voicing tepid openness to negotiating Gov. Paul LePage’s call for a statewide teacher contract, Democrats have drawn a line in the sand that could doom the proposal. Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee on Tuesday rejected the bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta. The committee votes are still coming in but […]

Riverview watchdog: LePage bill could violate court settlement

A bill from Gov. Paul LePage to place violent patients with mental illnesses — even those who haven’t been convicted of crimes — at a Maine State Prison unit may violate a court settlement, a legal expert charged with enforcing the settlement said Wednesday. The Republican governor’s proposal, which would remove violent patients from the embattled, state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, was condemned […]