There was a lot to look at in the speech, from legacy-building to the governor’s shaky war history.
But the Republican president has all but issued a veto threat on the proposal, which is narrower than the one many conservatives want.
It’s Gov. Paul LePage’s final State of the State address tonight and the Daily Brief is helping you get set for it.
The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
Making a rare pitch to a legislative panel, the governor said it’s “unconscionable” for towns to take homes from seniors. But Democrats used the opportunity to press him on other issues.
Maine is set for a ranked-choice primary in June, but lawmakers will have to find a way to pay for it and deal with lingering constitutional issues.
Mainers seem to have made their minds up about Gov. Paul LePage. He’s still one of the nation’s least popular governors and is lagging his more moderate Republican neighbors.
Maine is divided on President Donald Trump and reactions to his winding State of the Union speech from the state’s congressional delegation were predictably muddled.
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.
Every decision is political when it comes to Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Rep. Chellie Pingree has chosen a DREAMer to President Donald Trump’s address on Tuesday. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has chosen a U.S. Navy veteran.