In need of rural voters, Maine Democrats leave gun ban out of party platform

There were mixed results for progressives at the Democratic state convention, where gubernatorial candidates also previewed a strategy against front-runner Janet Mills.

Maine Democrats could fight about these platform proposals at their convention

Maine Democrats will debate adding support for a universal health care program to their platform as they chart a path out of the difficult era of Gov. Paul LePage.

What happens to state aid for Maine schools if legislators fail to get their act together

The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.

What to watch for in this weekend’s Maine political party conventions

The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.

Even when the Democrats who want LePage’s job argue, they mostly agree

The front-runner in the field is drawing criticism, but Democrats mostly agree on taxes while dividing on some of the specifics.

Maine’s elections czar is still refining how ranked-choice voting will work

In Maine’s race to implement ranked-choice voting, a courier has been hired, rules are coming and the secretary of state is going on the road.

Foes up pressure on Moody in GOP race to succeed LePage

The two legislators in the field are looking to drag down front-runner Shawn Moody, but Mary Mayhew seems content to let them fight.

Front-runners were the clear targets in dueling Maine governor’s race debates

A poll from the Bangor Daily News was hanging over a day of debates and the fields treated the front-runners — Republican Shawn Moody and Democrat Janet Mills — accordingly.