Category Archives: Legislature

What’s in the way of the Maine Legislature finally going home for good

Lawmakers will have to deal with a call to investigate the House speaker and key areas of state policy when they return to Augusta on Thursday.

More women want to serve in the Maine Legislature than ever before

Maine and the nation are seeing a record number of women running for office and there are as many reasons as there are candidates.

All four Maine candidates for governor say Question 1 is a bad idea

That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.

Maine high court offers more questions than answers in Medicaid expansion ruling

A ruling from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court was a step forward for Medicaid expansion proponents, but the biggest questions in the case haven’t been answered yet.

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

The Maine Legislature seems finally ready to return

Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.

Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock

The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.