Tag Archives: Alan Caron

What’s keeping Maine lawmakers from finishing their work

Good morning. We’re here to tell you on Monday that the Legislature didn’t return by Friday — the end of the week that they were once expected back — to finish outstanding work. It also doesn’t sound like the negotiations are going well. The key players at this point may be House Minority Leader Ken […]

Candidates take diverse paths in cash race to succeed LePage

Attorney General Janet Mills has raised the most money, businessman Shawn Moody has used lots of personal money and the two independents in the race have had to spend on different schedules.

An early look at the big changes Maine candidates for governor would try to make

Candidates aired ideas that included repealing an unmet education funding requirement, bolstering revenue sharing and tracking nonprofit contributions to communities in talks with municipal managers.

What’s at stake in the Legislature’s fight over public campaign financing

The Legislature is still fighting about taxpayer funding for campaigns. Here’s where that fight could impact candidates the most.

Early fundraising previews heated battle for control of Maine’s next Legislature

Those who sit among the fundraising leaders in legislative races so far are mostly a mix of primary and swing-district hopefuls.

Traps, ‘trickery’ and other things Maine lawmakers do in the middle of the night

The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.

Maine’s top candidates for governor throw jabs but no knockout punches in debate

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.

How to follow the money in Maine’s crowded 2018 governor’s race

Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.

LePage’s power to oust Maine sheriffs targeted in new round of proposed bills

A state senator wants to strip the governor’s power to oust sheriffs, but it’s among a group of bills that will have a hard time passing next year.

Susan Collins wants to talk housing, but there’s far more interest in her vote on Obamacare repeal

Good morning from Augusta. All eyes are on Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal bill, with an undecided U.S. Sen. Susan Collins facing protesters today and a leaked federal government estimate contradicting others to say Maine could gain under it. Collins could face some protesters around a speech today in Portland. She is scheduled to make […]