Category Archives: Other news

LePage rebuffs superintendents’ call for permanent education commissioner

In a letter dated June 30, the Maine School Superintendents Association urged Gov. Paul LePage to appoint a permanent education commissioner. LePage, who rescinded his nomination of former Husson University President William Beardsley after Democrats said they would question him during confirmation proceedings about his positions on transgender rights and teaching evolution, has appointed Beardsley deputy […]

LePage endorses conservative challengers in Maine Senate primaries

Good morning from Augusta, where today’s Daily Brief will function as a digest of Gov. Paul LePage’s greatest hits over the past two days. The Republican governor made a first-time move on Thursday, when he endorsed two conservatives challenging Republican legislators in Tuesday’s Maine Senate primaries — Guy Lebida of Bowdoin and Calais City Councilor Billy Howard. Lebida […]

Now that primaries are over, where do Maine superdelegates stand?

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett ended months of speculation about who his Democratic National Convention superdelegate vote will go to when he said through a spokeswoman Thursday that he will support Hillary Clinton. Bartlett is the only one of Maine’s five superdelegates who had not previously voiced his preference. “Secretary Clinton has secured the votes for the […]