The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
The contested commission is seeking public comments on wind energy development in Maine and was finalized in May.
The Democratic gubernatorial primary may soon be decided and the Legislature is coming back to Augusta, but not before talking more about a spending package.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.
Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.
Portland Democrat Diane Russell took one town on Tuesday. It was far from Portland.
By contrast, former DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew had won the least number of towns, as of early Wednesday.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.
Polls are open across Maine and ranked-choice voting is leading to one of the most uncertain elections in recent memory here.