Category Archives: Other news

Late GOP withdrawals give Maine Democrats an advantage in legislative races

Democrats’ efforts to keep their majority in the Maine House of Representatives through the November elections are helped by the fact that at least 11 Democrats are running unopposed, compared with four unopposed Republican House candidates. The Maine secretary of state’s office has said another Republican candidate also intends to withdraw but hasn’t yet submitted […]

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 LePage, who rescinded his nomination of former Husson University President William Beardsley after Democrats said they would question him during confirmation proceedings about his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 […]