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.
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.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
More than 100 groups who don’t get together often will urge the Maine Legislature to return to Augusta. It shows how much lawmakers have left undone.
The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has set a time to go over unfinished work on Wednesday. What isn’t set is a deal.