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 […]
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud continues to poll ahead of Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler in another poll that’s interesting, but probably means little about the outcome of the race. In addition to showing U.S. Rep. Michaud with a 7-point lead over 2nd-place LePage, the Public Policy Polling results show 57 percent support for […]
The Maine Republican Party has announced that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will speak at the party’s convention on April 26 in Bangor. Rick Bennett, chairman of the Maine Republican Party, said in a press release issued late Saturday that Paul is a “perfect fit” for the Maine convention. “I can’t think of a better national figure […]
Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to legalizing a medication designed to stop drug overdose deaths gained widespread attention again Thursday night when NBC Nightly News featured LePage in its evening newscast about approval of the drug by the Food and Drug Administration. LePage has been firmly on the record in his opposition to the use of naloxone hydrochloride, […]
Maine’s two U.S. senators, both of whom sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday said the government should declassify portions of a report on the use of torture by the CIA.
For the first time in almost a decade, the Maine Republican Party is fielding a full slate of candidates in the House of Representatives, the party announced on Monday.
Gov. Paul LePage has used a veto message to call the contents of a bill to restrict the use of fireworks, which passed in the House and Senate last month, “heavy-handed regulations that are far from reasonable.” LePage also vetoed a bill that as of January 2015 would require private health insurance companies to cover […]
A new poll released Tuesday by Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor shows the Democrat with a 4-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with independent Eliot Cutler in a distant third place. The poll, conducted March 3-6 by Normington, Petts & Associates, a firm with a long history of polling for Democrats, surveyed 800 […]