The LePage administration began taking applications under Medicaid expansion yesterday. Advocates are watching closely for what the state does with them.
Two Democrats — at least — are running to replace Attorney General Janet Mills and two Republicans are interested. It could be the most public campaign for the seat that Maine has seen in a while.
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.
A roundup of legislative action — and inaction — from Tuesday.
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.
Gov. Paul LePage’s refusal to sign more voter-approved bonds that could impact thousands of Maine workers this summer is causing harsh responses from other legislative leaders.
Lawmakers left Augusta for the weekend earlier than expected on Thursday with less work to do, but key fights remaining to be settled.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
The contested commission is seeking public comments on wind energy development in Maine and was finalized in May.