Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.
Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.
The governor laid out a vision for the future, which also provides Republican candidates with sticks and carrots for the campaign to keep control of the Blaine House in GOP hands.
It’s Gov. Paul LePage’s final State of the State address tonight and the Daily Brief is helping you get set for it.
Making a rare pitch to a legislative panel, the governor said it’s “unconscionable” for towns to take homes from seniors. But Democrats used the opportunity to press him on other issues.
Every decision is political when it comes to Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Rep. Chellie Pingree has chosen a DREAMer to President Donald Trump’s address on Tuesday. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has chosen a U.S. Navy veteran.
Candidates from across Maine are jumping into the race but face uncertainty about how Maine’s next elections will be conducted.
Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.
Gov. Paul LePage told Fox News that requiring Medicaid recipients to work or seek training as a condition of eligibility would put them on a path to independence. But legal challenges are likely.
The Trump administration’s openness to work requirements for Medicaid recipients aligns with that of Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sharply alters the health care debate in Maine this year.