All posts by Eric Russell

Late request to add 100 slots for Passamaquoddy Tribe under consideration by legislature

AUGUSTA, Maine — Buoyed by the Legislature’s approval this week of a bill that allows slot machines at veterans organizations and fraternal clubs, Rep. Madonna Soctomah of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Washington County submitted a late request Thursday for consideration by the House. Soctomah’s order asks the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee to vote […]

Maine GOP to host U.S. Senate candidate forums

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Republican Party has scheduled nine candidate forums for prospective voters to learn more about the six GOP candidates who are running for U.S. Senate. Beginning Friday, April 6 and running through Saturday, May 19, the GOPforME Forums will allow audience members to ask candidates questions. All events will begin at […]

Democratic state senator questions Secretary of State’s role in candidate petitions now that he’s a candidate

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican leaders in the Legislature on Thursday rejected an after-deadline bill request from Sen. John Patrick, D-Oxford, that sought to clarify the criteria for constitutional officers seeking elected office. “With all three of Maine’s Constitutional Officers running for higher office, it seems especially timely to have clarity on this issue. It is […]

Gov. LePage headed to Jamaica

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is leaving on Wednesday for a vacation with his family in Jamaica, the governor’s staff confirmed on Tuesday. LePage embarked on the same vacation in March of last year. His spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said the trip is an annual event for the LePage family, who several years ago in […]