All posts by Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.

Independent candidate joins race to unseat Poliquin in 2nd Congressional District

Good morning, folks. It’s been since June that a significant number of lawmakers walked the halls of the State House but with the Senate convening today for some confirmation hearings and other business, the otherwise echoey third floor will be buzzing again with voices and the sound of the bell that tells senators to take their seats […]

LePage aides set to testify in Good Will-Hinckley case

Two of Gov. Paul LePage’s top aides will testify before the Legislature’s watchdog committee on Thursday as part of an investigation into the governor’s part in Good Will-Hinckley rescinding a job offer to House Speaker Mark Eves. Cynthia Montgomery, LePage’s chief lawyer, and Aaron Chadbourne, an adviser, had little choice, given that the committee subpoenaed them last month after they […]

Despite agreement against Question 1, LePage’s rift with Thibodeau continues

On Thursday, the Bangor Daily News published a column co-authored by Gov. Paul LePage, Senate President Mike Thibodeau and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette which had some people wondering whether the rift between LePage and the Legislature, which reached epic proportions earlier this year, has begun to narrow. Not so, said Thibodeau. While the three […]

‘Patriotic Millionaires’ group urges raising Maine’s minimum wage in new TV ad

Good morning, folks. Happy hump day. There’s cause for celebration coming from the south, as congressional leaders have supposedly struck a budget deal with President Barack Obama. According to news reports, conservative Republicans continue to balk at provisions in the two-year budget, which would increase spending by about 1 percent a year while raising the […]