Democrats in the Lewiston area raised more than $170,000 in the aftermath of uproar over Republican Les Gibson’s derogatory remarks about a Florida school shooting survivor. But now he has left the race and the Democrat running for the seat does not want the money.
Maine’s Republican U.S. Senate primary took a nasty turn over the weekend — just as it’s unclear whether or not there will be a primary.
There is no sign of a deal on tax conformity and Medicaid expansion and it may send the Legislature home today.
Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.
The bill’s Democratic sponsor has amended a so-called “red flag” bill in a bid to win more support, but a top Maine gun-rights group said it’s too late in the legislative session to make such a big change.
A deep and weedy annual report on state government’s fiscal health claims some continuing points of contention within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
The Legislature is supposed to adjourn in two weeks. To be decided still is how Maine will vote in June, if lawmakers can make Medicaid expansion work and whether there will be a Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King.
The Senate president said he’s now “looking at the field to determine which one of these folks is most committed to working with the Legislature.”
The Maine secretary of state’s office is readying a set of rules to govern the system as candidates fret about tabulation delays.
The Legislature’s watchdog committee may take on two new investigations on Friday, adding to their ambitious probe of Maine’s child welfare system.