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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.

Maine legislative budget panel to meet, but with no clear sign that feud has ended

The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has set a time to go over unfinished work on Wednesday. What isn’t set is a deal.

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.

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.

Expect lots of love for LePage and a tense afternoon at this year’s Maine GOP convention

The Maine Republican Party’s state convention may begin with a tense tribute on Friday before candidates wrangle on-stage tomorrow.