Category Archives: Daily Brief

LePage’s jail consolidation plan looks dead. Was it ever alive?

Maine sheriffs came out in force against the plan, which surprised them when it was released in January. Now, it looks like fixing the jail system will be the task of another governor.

Lesson One from GOP debate: It’s still all about LePage

There’s an insider vs. outsider battle brewing in the Republican gubernatorial primary about the claim to the term-limited governor’s legacy.

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.

Maine GOP leader’s ‘news’ website propels ethics watchdogs into uncharted territory

The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this morning whether to move forward with an investigation about whether Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage’s “Maine Examiner” website should have been subject to campaign finance laws.

With one exception, Maine’s election system is about as secure as possible

Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.

A very early look at what could be Maine’s most interesting legislative races

In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.

Maine Democrats split on value of ranked-choice voting lawsuit

Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.