Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.
Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.
Gov. Paul LePage told Fox News that requiring Medicaid recipients to work or seek training as a condition of eligibility would put them on a path to independence. But legal challenges are likely.
The Trump administration’s openness to work requirements for Medicaid recipients aligns with that of Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sharply alters the health care debate in Maine this year.
Maine lawmakers are likely to delay implementation of a system to sell and regulate marijuana for recreational use, which voters approved in 2016.
Good morning from Augusta. Last week, Virginia decided a crucial, tied legislative election with a random drawing that a Republican won. That wouldn’t happen in Maine — except in one kind of election. Maine law sets out four different ways to break ties in four types of elections. And they would be doozies. Tied primary […]
Good morning from Augusta, where the news doesn’t stop for a snowstorm. Though the State House was snowbound, national events churned Maine’s political waters. Namely, President Donald Trump’s attorney general did what he has been threatening to do for months: End an Obama-era stance of tolerance for recreational marijuana, sort of. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, […]
Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden says Democrats don’t intend to engage the governor on a funding battle around Medicaid expansion and that LePage can bet on a lawsuit if he doesn’t act.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
Activists are up in arms over a bill that would bar petitioners from polling places and a massive crowd is expected at a hearing on the Legislature’s first day of 2018 tomorrow.