Last night was the last regular session day of the 126th Legislature. Lawmakers arrived early in the day prepared for a triple-session that started Thursday morning and lasted until about 1 a.m. Friday. While members of the House and Senate will return at least once to take up veto override votes, and could potentially be called […]
Earlier this morning, the Pan Atlantic SMS Group — a Portland-based marketing and research firm — released the results of its regular Omnibus Poll to the general public. The piece of the poll that had partisan operatives and #mepolitics observers talking was the slim lead Republican Gov. Paul LePage took over his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. […]
All told, the Humane Society of the United States has funded a whopping 93 percent of the entire Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting campaign, and opponents of the proposed ban on the baiting, trapping and hounding of bears are already making it a key attack point.
On Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage announced he’d signed a once-controversial, now unanimously supported law aimed at fighting human trafficking in Maine and helping victims leave “the life” for good. An hour later — as if it were planned (and to be clear: I’m not saying it was) — police announced busted two alleged human trafficking rings being run out of Central Maine.
Maine’s two U.S. senators, both of whom sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday said the government should declassify portions of a report on the use of torture by the CIA.
The Independent gubernatorial candidate urged Republican Gov. Paul LePage to fire high-level officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, saying the department is wracked by “a culture of irresponsibility and an embarrassing epidemic of mismanagement.”