Category Archives: U.S. Congress

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.

Former cop makes new push to repeal Maine’s legal marijuana law

The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.

Biding our time before ranked ballots are counted and the Maine Legislature returns

The Democratic gubernatorial primary may soon be decided and the Legislature is coming back to Augusta, but not before talking more about a spending package.

Maine lawmakers are quietly voting on whether to return to work next week

Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.

Picking up the pieces after a strange Election Day in Maine

The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.

Where to find Maine’s candidates on the eve of Election Day

There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.