Category Archives: Daily Brief

What’s at play in the early jockeying to become Maine’s next attorney general

Two Democrats — at least — are running to replace Attorney General Janet Mills and two Republicans are interested. It could be the most public campaign for the seat that Maine has seen in a while.

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.

Former cop makes new push to repeal Maine’s legal marijuana law

The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.