The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
More than a tenth of Maine’s total property value is exempt from taxes, but that hasn’t changed meaningfully in the past decade as Gov. Paul LePage declares the issue his top priority for 2018.
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.
The cultural practice violates federal law and virtually nobody wants it to happen. But it’s hard to separate the debate from immigration and Islamophobia.
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.
Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.
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.