New political intrigue awaits the Maine Legislature as lawmakers prepare to return for a special session on Oct. 23.
Gov. Paul LePage became the latest elected official to criticize the people behind Question 1, which asks Maine voters to make it possible for a casino to be built in York County.
Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau announced Tuesday morning that he is running for governor, setting up a June Republican primary that includes the Legislature’s top three Republicans, plus at least one other heavyweight.
In 2016, Maine voters endorsed switching to a ranked-choice voting system, but how it will be implemented remains in limbo. Legislators, who could not agree on a solution during their regular session earlier this year, will now try to come up with a fix in a special session starting Oct. 23.
The Republican senator hasn’t tipped her hand on a run, but while we’re waiting for her, a Democratic state senator has jumped in.
The president’s drop in support in Maine mirrors his drop in the rest of the country since January.
A state senator wants to strip the governor’s power to oust sheriffs, but it’s among a group of bills that will have a hard time passing next year.
Their ire has been mostly directed at the Portland Press Herald, but tweeting at people like us might be a waste of time.
He and three other Republican governors will meet with the president for about an hour, but we don’t know what it’s about.
He told a Maine talk radio station that “we hope” it won’t kill the Graham-Cassidy bill. But it might.