In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.
Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.
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.
The governor laid out a vision for the future, which also provides Republican candidates with sticks and carrots for the campaign to keep control of the Blaine House in GOP hands.
It’s Gov. Paul LePage’s final State of the State address tonight and the Daily Brief is helping you get set for it.
It’s unclear whether the Legislature can undo the latest move in the inter-branch power struggle and Washington County’s top lawmaker is trying to defuse the conflict.
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.