The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
Max Linn has a colorful and controversial past across the political spectrum. Now, he says he’s running as a President Donald Trump-aligned U.S. Senate candidate in Maine.
Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden says Democrats don’t intend to engage the governor on a funding battle around Medicaid expansion and that LePage can bet on a lawsuit if he doesn’t act.
Democrat Doug Jones will shrink Republicans’ Senate majority after his upset win on Tuesday, making the Maine senator’s vote more valuable to Republicans.
The congressman from Maine’s 2nd District is among a group of Republicans calling for a “balanced approach” around an Obama-era immigration policy. A coalition led by the Maine Chamber of Commerce wants a solution, too.
A legislative panel will meet on Monday to discuss Maine’s slate of tax breaks with one key program for businesses on track to expire by next year’s end.
The senator toed the party line with her opposition to a new arbitration rule, even though she helped create the agency that backs it.
While the Legislature winnows its list of bills left to deal with this year, talks on the budget are totally stalled. Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, said the same conflicts exist now as have hamstrung budget negotiations during the past few weeks, and that the situation might have become worse since he and other […]
Good Martin Luther King Jr. Day morning from Augusta. Take an hour to listen to a speech he gave at Bowdoin College in 1964. The State House is closed on this federal and state holiday and the Daily Brief is late and short. It’s also the final Monday under President Barack Obama, who will turn his office over to Republican President-elect […]
Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Legislature will hit the ground running with a big hearing next week. But the issue they’re examining may be moot in a big way. I’m talking about the struggle between Gov. Paul LePage’s administration and most of the Maine Legislature over a new, 22-bed mental health facility to […]