Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.
The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.
It has been a quiet summer by LePage standards. That may change as we approach the 90-day mark before the election to replace him.
A big-name politician and dark money have come to the aid of the Democratic candidate as Republicans grope for attack lines to defend the incumbent.
It’s a key moment for advocates of expansion, but the state has already blown past two deadlines under the law with resistance from Gov. Paul LePage and no dedicated funding from the Legislature.
Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland today. He’ll face protesters who embody Maine’s near-equal political split on his boss.
The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
The LePage administration began taking applications under Medicaid expansion yesterday. Advocates are watching closely for what the state does with them.