Category Archives: Legislature

How Trump could help decide who wins control of the Maine Senate

Good morning from Augusta, where new sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and confusion about the job status of the deputy attorney general got us thinking about where the president is most and least popular in Maine. We sorted the results of the 2016 presidential election between Trump, a Republican, and […]

The race to lead the next Maine Legislature is heating up

Legislators are already jockeying for leadership positions in closely divided chambers that will rest on the outcomes of key 2018 campaigns.

Lobbying the feds on a Medicaid expansion plan may not make much difference

While Gov. Paul LePage is asking the federal government to reject the state’s court-ordered expansion plan, Maine is officially asking to follow federal law.

Breaking down what Maine’s candidates and their allies want you to hear

The candidates in Maine’s 2nd District are extending their fight on guns, while gubernatorial hopefuls are working to define themselves as Democrat interests rush into the race.

Collins undecided on next steps after alleged Kavanaugh victim comes forward

The Maine senator hasn’t yet joined two Republicans calling for a delay in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination after a woman came forward publicly to back her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

A LePage last stand, cost estimates and parting words from the Legislature’s final day

It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage will see it as a victory, but he got lawmakers to pass a bill that looked dead as lawmakers reflected on a session marked by division.

Guns become an early issue in Maine’s tight 2nd District race

Good morning from Augusta. In this age of endless campaigning, Maine’s 2nd Congressional District has been nationally targeted for about five years straight and this year’s seemingly tight race is just now starting to take its own shape as the candidates war on gun rights. It wasn’t surprising that U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a second-term […]

LePage takes a parting shot at legislators in what’s likely to be his last veto letter

Lawmakers will have to deal with the governor’s final veto when they return to Augusta on Thursday, but there’s little left to fight about otherwise.

Collins calls anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding effort a ‘bribe’

They were some of the Maine senator’s strongest comments about liberal attempts to pressure her on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, which may be in vain.

Rand Paul faults Congress for ‘too much compromise’ while stumping for King’s GOP foe

The former Republican presidential candidate lended some star power to state Sen. Eric Brakey, but he’s still an underdog in his race against U.S. Sen. Angus King.