Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.
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.
Two Democrats — at least — are running to replace Attorney General Janet Mills and two Republicans are interested. It could be the most public campaign for the seat that Maine has seen in a while.
Gov. Paul LePage’s reluctance or refusal to send department heads to answer questions for legislative committees continues.
With instances of elder abuse on the rise as the population ages, the Department of Justice announced Thursday an historic sweep of perpetrators. Meanwhile, the fight continues in Maine.
The Legislature passed a bill on Monday that could kill the voter-approved system, but supporters are planning a people’s veto effort.
Gov. Paul LePage’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services through the final months of his governorship will field questions from lawmakers during his confirmation hearing.
Their ire has been mostly directed at the Portland Press Herald, but tweeting at people like us might be a waste of time.