Category Archives: Legislature

Looking for your political nirvana in Maine? This web quiz says you should move to…

Find out which Maine town is your political match Have you ever wondered what Maine town best mirrors your political beliefs? A political analysis firm called Clarity Campaign Labs has just launched a new whiz-bang website that after asking you a series of seven questions, will identify what Maine town best suits your political tastes. Be prepared […]

Republicans, Democrats reinforcing ‘unity’ messages in wake of contentious primaries

The Maine Republican Party will hold a candidate rally Friday in Bangor featuring most, if not all, of the party’s top-of-the-ticket candidates in the November general election. As reported by the BDN on Wednesday, the party announced Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin, 1st Congressional District candidate Isaac […]

LePage’s endorsement of Misiuk spends more time on LePage than Misiuk

Gov. Paul LePage dipped his toe in the endorsement game Monday with a nod to Isaac Misiuk, a Republican who is opposing Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree in the general election for the 1st Congressional District in southern Maine. The Misiuk campaign funded the production of a more than one-minute online advertisement that features LePage […]

National Republican group says Maine Senate prime for a flip to GOP control

There’s no question that Maine open 2nd Congressional District seat, which is being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for governor, is attracting a lot of national attention, along with which comes money and other resources. As it turns out, there is also high-level attention on the balance of power in the […]

Photos: Patience and pizza — Staying up late with the 126th Legislature

Lawmakers await the next action during the final regular session day of the 126th Legislature on April 17, 2014. BDN photo by Mario Moretto.

Last night was the last regular session day of the 126th Legislature. Lawmakers arrived early in the day prepared for a triple-session that started Thursday morning and lasted until about 1 a.m. Friday. While members of the House and Senate will return at least once to take up veto override votes, and could potentially be called […]

LePage signs sex trafficking law, then state police bust 2 alleged trafficking rings

Gov. Paul LePage signs an anti-human trafficking  law on Thursday as Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, the bill's sponsor, watches. Contributed photo.

On Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage announced he’d signed a once-controversial, now unanimously supported law aimed at fighting human trafficking in Maine and helping victims leave “the life” for good. An hour later — as if it were planned (and to be clear: I’m not saying it was) — police announced busted two alleged human trafficking rings being run out of Central Maine.