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.
Maine and the nation are seeing a record number of women running for office and there are as many reasons as there are candidates.
Most of the governor’s proposed reforms are primed for passage, though lawmakers rejected bids to criminalize failure to make mandated reports and steer Maine away from a reunification policy.
That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.
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.
There may be a lot for legislators to agree with the governor on, but potential sticking points are beginning to emerge.
Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.
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.
The LePage administration is making a disputed claim that Question 1 would hit married couples twice with a new tax. It’ll be settled by the attorney general, but it’s a key issue in the debate for now.
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.