All posts by Mario Moretto

Mario Moretto

About Mario Moretto

Mario Moretto has been a Maine journalist, in print and online publications, since 2009. He joined the Bangor Daily News in 2012, first as a general assignment reporter in his native Hancock County and, now, in the State House. Mario left the BDN in 2015.

Augusta insiders incredulous or elated by LePage’s veto delay

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers and observers are scratching their heads over Gov. Paul LePage’s attempt to “pocket veto” nearly 20 bills. Based on commonly accepted interpretations of the Maine Constitution, the move seems destined to backfire, ensuring the bills become law. The bills include one that guarantees asylum seekers will be eligible for General […]

Is Maine the healthiest democracy in the union?

Ours is the healthiest democracy in the whole country, according to the political wing of the Center for American Progress. The progressive policy group ranked the states for factors such as ballot accessibility, representation in state government and voter influence in the political system. When all the factors were tallied, Maine came out at No. […]